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The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781525899768
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Published: Graydon House - July 19th, 2022

A golden feminist-fiction debut! Three women–the wife, the work wife, and the former wife of a big-time Hollywood director–each prepare themselves for a long day filled with speeches, pitches and an extravagant Hollywood party where their worlds collide and ugly truths enter the limelight. I was blown away with the amount of character, depth, and deep understanding of the emotional and physical abuse that women have suffered through for a chance at stardom in Hollywood. This book is a very fiery reminder that the #MeToo movement is still as impactful as when it started in 2017, and there are still a lot of silent voices–not just victims, voices–waiting to be heard, to be recognized, to become. You’ll want to finish this in one swoop. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads by Cat Jarman - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781643138695
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 1st, 2022

This is a review of recent changes in academic studies/ attitudes of Viking History and archeology by one of the leading bio archeologists working in the Viking/Anglo-Saxon era right now. Totally up to date and top notch research but Jarman is also a great storyteller weaving history, mythology and DNA into a coherent and eye-opening reevaluation of the women's role in Viking History warfare and expansion into the trade routes both East and West. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

A young man attempts to trace the origin of the painting of a magnificent horse that he retrieved from a pile of discarded items left on a city sidewalk. This remarkable book is comprised of three interrelated stories set over the span of more than a century. The author, through the painstaking research that is a hallmark of all of her work, draws the reader into a compelling narrative, integrating aspects of equine, racial, and art history. The ambitious scope of the novel seems uniquely reflective of America, where goodness and greed are always neck-and-neck in the final stretch to the finish line. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece by Laura Cumming - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781476762180
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Published: Scribner - November 8th, 2016

Art and obsession fuse 17th Century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez and obscure 19th Century English bookseller John Snare. Cumming traces Snare's single-minded devotion to a Velazquez painting of England's Prince Charles, and hazards acute perceptions of how art can provoke passion, addiction, and mania. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel by Anthony Doerr - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

I love the way Doerr constructs not only the storyline but the moral of this multi character and multi time period tale. From war torn Constantinople in the 15th century, 20th century Midwest America and the not so distant future all linked by a Greek play the Birds by Aristophanes from 2400 years ago. Magical and yet starkly real in its warnings for humanity. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250816214
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Published: Tordotcom - November 9th, 2021

Comfort Me with Apples is a short but thrilling new novella from bestselling author, Catherynne M. Valente. It is so twisted that you will not know where the story is headed until you're right in the thick of it. Trust me, you will want to go into this completely blind. It is utterly jaw-dropping. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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