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The Summer Place: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781501133572
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Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2022

Known as "The Boss of the Beach Read" Jennifer Weiner never disappoints. This latest is filled with family drama, romance, and of course that big beach wedding in the Cape where everyone's secrets are revealed! Well written and lots of fun. ~ Reviewed by Jen Grigsby


Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance: A Novel by Alison Espach - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250823144
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 17th, 2022

This is a heartbreaking love story about two sisters and their intimate relationship growing up, and Billy, the boy they both love. At age 16, Kathy and Billy start dating, and younger sister Sally spends many late nights in bed listening to Kathy recount the details of their exciting, new relationship. When Kathy dies in a horrific car accident, 13 year old Sally spends the next twenty years narrating her life to Kathy. Sally and Billy find each other through their grief, which helps as they cope with the sadness and trauma that Kathy left behind. They ultimately fall in love and must deal with the guilt and strangeness of these feelings. A beautiful, tender book about sisterhood, first love, grief. A sad, but very touching book. ~ Reviewed by Jen Grigsby


Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel by Anthony Marra - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495204
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Published: Hogarth - August 2nd, 2022

The pretense of art is more elusive than Garbo at Mercury Pictures. The company churns out B movies on shoestring budgets under the watchful eyes of Artie Feldman and his brother Ned, two men who don't particularly like each other. Although Mercury is a minor player in Hollywood, barely managing a meow while the MGM lion roars, the coming of the Second World War changes the studio's fortune--for better and for worse. Although it is largely told from the perspective of people who work in an industry that subsists on illusions, this brilliantly original novel projects a beam of light through the dark days of one of the bleakest periods in history. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings (Modern Library Torchbearers) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Book Review

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By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Halle Butler (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593231258
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Published: Modern Library - March 2nd, 2021

With shocking immediacy, Gilman delves into the deepest dungeons of a mind coming unglued. The narrator's misplaced fidelity to her husband and her increased isolation create a brittle tension that make her panicked descent into madness as inevitable as it is unforgettable. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


How We Live Is How We Die by Pema Chödrön - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781611809244
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Published: Shambhala - October 4th, 2022

Nearing the end of her life, Chodron offers profound insight to assist our own passage. The benefits of accepting the release from ego, the interconnectedness of all forms of life, and the inevitability of change are lucidly, and lovingly, expressed. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Riding The Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic by Anthony Almojera - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780358652908
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Published: Mariner Books - June 7th, 2022

Searing, brutally honest account of Almojera's experience as a Brooklyn paramedic in the first year of Covid. Almojera reveals the frequent horror of his job, and his anger at the stifling political and bureaucratic apparatus that made his work even more challenging. Yet, his book is a testament to the valor of those on the front lines,and a memorial to those who perished. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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