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Golden Child: A Novel by Claire Adam - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525572992
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Published: SJP for Hogarth - January 29th, 2019

Adam's debut novel is an exploration of a family's inner turmoil when dealing with their twin boys who could not be less alike in terms of their intelligence and demeanors. This novel will keep you guessing as one of the teenage boys goes missing after a robbery occurs in their rural Caribbean town. Adam's style of writing will keep you relaxed and enamored as she paints a fascinating picture of one family's stressful experiences in Trinidad and Tobago. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345806369
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Published: Vintage - March 27th, 2018

This period piece set post-WWII Maine when women's lives were still shockingly proscribed, is particularly timely given the devastating wildfires in California. Who knew Maine suffered such an extensive fire one extraordinarily dry summer? That revelation, with interesting details about such fires, is the backdrop for the spell-binding story of one woman's struggles with married life and her losses from the fire. ~ Reviewed by Heather Bellanca


The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings by Leonard Cohen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374156060
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018

Leonard Cohen was my favorite poet long before this book arrived (though this book did manage to convert one of my coworkers to Cohenism). And now I know the sum total of the work he has in the world is finite, and I may never read anything new of his again. I am grateful for the enormous body of work that exists, but still, there is a bitter sweetness in reading the last words of someone you adored. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399589287
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Published: Random House - March 19th, 2019

Our nation's first female Supreme Court Justice took an incremental approach to the law. Avoiding sweeping judgments, grandiose language, and cutting dissents, she approached each case rationally and realistically. O'Connor's flexibility placed her in the middle of an often divided court, and made her, during her tenure, the most influential jurist in America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Story of O: A Novel by Pauline Reage - Book Review

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By Pauline Reage, Sabine d'Estree (Translated by), Sylvia Day (Introduction by), Jean Paulhan (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9780345545343
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2013

Passion is sometimes misunderstood, misplace, or unwanted, as seen through the eyes of O a young devoted fashion photographer whose only true desire is to be submissive to her lover, René, though the story goes deeper into human nature and the need for one to feel desired and adored. At times baroque, O's tale is endlessly engaging, with an ending that feels both inevitable and almost prophesied. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Nothing but the Night by John Williams - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781681373072
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 12th, 2019

A slim fever dream of a novel, with poetic language and intriguing characters who the author paints quite lively in their tenacious torments. Arthur is haunted by an event from his past that's constricted and nearly destroyed his relationship with his father, who himself still carries the loss of what happened between them and Arthur's late mother. In a series of episodes Arthur stumbles through highs and lows during the course of a single day, quite reminiscent of early French New Wave cinema. The book seems to ask, can we move on from our past or will we always be running from it like an injured victim through an empty city at night? ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


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