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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501166761
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2018

Two tales set in the years following America's invasion of Iraq: a young woman takes up with an older award-winning author, and an Iraqi living in America is detained at Heathrow Airport. The unrelated stories gradually fuse in empathy for those struggling with aging bodies, and the horrors of war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


George Saunders and the Blank, Blank Slate

Where does one begin in describing the Saunders novel Lincoln in the Bardo other than to say that the phrase “matter light blooming phenomenon” will never be the same again. Wait, you've never heard of “matter light blooming phenomenon”? Well, maybe that goes to show us something about Saunders brilliance; he crafts entirely original worlds, parallel to our own but with language and physical properties completely distinct yet fully, unquestionably real within the realm he creates.

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese - Book Review

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781571311306
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 10th, 2018

There is a sharp edge of language and story in this startling beautiful, stark novel of recent history in Canada--the reality of the 1960's & 70's life for Native Peoples. Here is seven year old Saul Indian Horse (Ojibway) and his succor which is hockey; the beauty of the ice and its "white glory" that proves to be his lifeline. This is a story of surviving the things that can save, tear down and restore your core being. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781501156601
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 13th, 2018

This is the story of a 7th generation Manhattanite told in vignettes throughout the beginning years of her relationship as a single mother with her daughter, Emma. Laura leads an unconventional and somewhat passive life until Emma’s honest personality inspires Laura to be more of the forward thinking person she thinks she already is. An intriguing debut novel that is as unusual as it is commonplace, which makes it all the more relatable as a reader. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Book: An Homage by Burkhard Spinnen - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781567926071
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 1st, 2017

For Spinnen, a book is not words on a screen. Rather, it is tactile pleasure engaging sight and touch; an insignia of distinction in the bookshelf; a treasure sought in libraries and bookstores; a marker for a stage in life, proof of connection with the sentient world, and a talisman for the future. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy by Ethan J. Kytle - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781620973653
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Published: New Press - April 3rd, 2018

Nearly two centuries after ex-slave Denmark Vesey plotted a doomed rebellion in Charleston, South Carolina, the revisionist, airbrushed "Lost Cause" Confederate history struggles to persist. Denmark Vesey's Garden traces the slow acknowledgement of slavery's evils, and how that knowledge is necessary for an honest reconciliation with our past. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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