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The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen (The Doomsday Books) by KJ Charles - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781728255859
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - March 7th, 2023

Full of romance and mystery, I could barely put down this Marsh-bound story. When law-clerk, Garth, heads to his estranged father's home, he never expected to meet a sister, an aunt, and his ex-lover. That said ex-lover, Joss, is the head of the local smuggling gang, putting him in conflict with law-abiding Garth, until mysterious men threaten Garth's sister. With no one else to turn to, Garth seeks Joss's assistance in unraveling the increasingly tangled threads of his deceased father's doings on the Marsh. Joss and Garth must work through their assumptions and miscommunications to figure out their public and private relationship in a historical period where their love was against the law, and rivals are hot on their heels. KJ Charles has confirmed her spot on my must-read-author list! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long


A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos) by Samantha Shannon - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781635577921
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 28th, 2023

Shannon has done it again. The NYT best-selling author has an uncanny ability to bring her readers into a world so realistic that it will put the reader on the ground right alongside the characters. Her usage of imagery and incredibly in-depth characters creates an experience for the reader. It is so much more than a book, it's an adventure so unlike anything else.

I highly recommend it to all fans of fantasy. It follows four kingdoms as they try to keep The Nameless One at bay through centuries old traditions. This over 800 page monster will have you flying through wishing for more. I stayed up all night to finish it, it's truly a masterpiece. ~ Reviewed by Kylie Thalheimer


Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD by Jason Kander - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780358658962
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Published: Mariner Books - July 5th, 2022

A man driven to excel at everything: the military, politics, sports, and family, Kander didn't count on feeling empty and angry even when events turned his way. His gradual realization of his PTSD, and the steps he took to combat it, ultimately mark his greatest success. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Maison Sonia Delaunay by Sonia Delaunay - Book Review

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Maison Sonia Delaunay By Sonia Delaunay (Artist), Norman Barreau-Gély (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Katia Baudin (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Sonia Delaunay (Artist), Norman Barreau-Gély (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Katia Baudin (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$55.00
ISBN: 9783775753807
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Published: Hatje Cantz - January 17th, 2023

Sonia Delaunay might just be the greatest artist with the least amount of recognition. An early pioneer of abstraction and avant garde modernism, Maison Sonia Delaunay is a vital monograph on the artist's work in fashion, textile, and interior design. This work allowed her to thrive as a working artist--she owned a Boutique Simultané in the 1920s which helped define the cutting edge of cosmopolitanism--and led to the first retrospective of a living female artist at the Louvre. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington - Book Review

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By Leonora Carrington (Artist), Tere Arcq (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Susan Aberth (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
ISBN: 9788417975999
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Published: Rm - December 20th, 2022

The growing reputation of Leonora Carrington since the reprint of her Selected Stories in 2017 has been a delight. This book on her paintings of the Major Arcana is not only a gorgeous volume on an unknown aspect of her oeuvre but is also the only title currently in print dedicated to her remarkable visual art--a mysterious, feminine surrealism now held in major museums like MOMA. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


The Last Word: A Novel by Taylor Adams - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780063222892
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2023

Be sure to drink tons of caffeine as this book will have you up all night cruising through the pages to finish. As a lover of all of Adams' books, this book truly hit the mark for me. Adams has an ability to make the reader hungry for more while also running them around a maze of clues to keep them from guessing the ending. Thrilling, heart-stopping, and gut-wrenching in every way, The Last Word will have you on the edge of your seat, maybe even pacing your house as you follow a woman haunted by her past and being hunted by a crazed killer. Who is this guy and why did he show up after an argument with an author online? Could it all be coincidence or is everything connected? ~ Reviewed by Kylie Thalheimer


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