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French Exit: A Novel by Patrick deWitt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062846921
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2018

Meet the dysfunctional Price family: New York socialite Frances, her adult son Malcolm and their cat Little Frank. Plagued by scandal and debt the trio cut their losses and slip away to find refuge in Paris. Filled with quirky characters and laden with dark humor, French Exit is feast of wit and human foibles. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Katerina by James Frey - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781982101442
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 11th, 2018

A prequel to the controversial Million Little Pieces, this book is Frey's love letter to Henry Miller. After selling enough drugs to live in Paris for a year and escape "the creaking machinery of humanity," he spends his time in a drug-induced fog drinking, sleeping around, and writing. At this story's heart is a tragic love story borne from reckless behavior and youthful ambitions. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316483254
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Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

What happens when coming of age comes with more changes than expected? A family lives in the woods, apart from their village. The parents of Liba and Laya are called away, and one sister learns a family secret right before they leave. The story combines Jewish myth with historical fiction, including the advance of the Russian Pogroms on their village. I liked how the chapters alternated between one sister writing in prose and the other writing in poetry, which helps define their characters. This story will sweep you along and keep you intrigued. ~ Reviewed by Percy Sutton


The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062661920
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Published: Ecco - September 11th, 2018

Add another disturbing layer to the contentious reputation of an American classic. That Nabokov tapped into a real-life tragedy does not diminish his supreme artistic achievement, but it does belie his oft-stated maxim that his art resides in a realm aloft from the tawdry world. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393244106
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

In his new novel, Dubus reveals character as expertly as I've ever seen it done. The three main characters--Susan, a writer and professor in her forties, her grandmother, a tough, hard-to-love antiques dealer in her eighties, and Susan's father, whom she hasn't seen since she was three years old--are linked by an unspeakable crime committed forty years ago. Through each of their stories, Dubus explores themes of love and anger, forgiveness and condemnation and perhaps most of all the capacity to love and be loved. This is a slow burn of a novel that gripped me from start to finish. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525522119
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Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

Moshfegh brilliantly humourizes an extremely rich and equally lost narrator who would rather sleep for an entire year than deal with the real world. A melodramatic novel in almost every sense of the word, and yet, it was impossible to put down. I greatly commend the author for creating one of the most enjoyable unlikable characters I have ever experienced! ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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