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Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders by Kathryn Miles - Book Review

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$28.95
ISBN: 9781616209094
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 3rd, 2022

Although my final takeaway was frustration and anger with the ultimately inconclusive investigation, this beautifully written narrative kept me glued to the page throughout.
It is not only a rigorously researched account of the unsolved murders of two women on in the Shenandoah Park in 1996, and an unproved but substantially documented uncovering of the true culprit; but also an emotional and empathetic study of what happens when violence shatters the belief of the wilderness as a place of beauty and respite, the effects of which can ripple down decades. A must read for all women and lovers of the outdoors. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


Hide by Kiersten White - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593359235
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Published: Del Rey - May 24th, 2022

One of the creepiest books I have ever read. The twist on the children's game Hide and Go Seek is genius. I read it in a day and I loved being able to see the different perspectives of each character. Follow each contestant as they compete for $50,000...or so they think. Screams and mysterious disappearances have everyone wondering, who is actually looking for them. Or should I say what is after them? ~ Reviewed by Kylie Thalheimer


Louise Bourgeois: Paintings by Clare Davies - Book Review

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$45.00
ISBN: 9781588397485
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Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art - May 3rd, 2022

Much of Bourgeois' work here depicts the relation or tension between the self, in particular herself, and structures; the body, the house, identity, society, memory. As such, her paintings are affecting and relatable, and set the stage for her later work. This compilation is truly beautiful and the included writings insightful. Highly recommend! ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) by Becky Chambers - Book Review

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$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

An adorable and fun novella from the brilliant Sci-Fi writer Becky Chambers! On a far off moon called Panga, humans have rebuilt society after a mass migration of robots left the cities for a simpler life in the wilderness. When a young monk named Dex, who's searching for their purpose in life, stumbles upon a curious robot named Mosscap an adventure ensues that teaches them both many things about friendship and personal growth. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781643750972
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 26th, 2022

A tale of young love that's put to the test by centuries old prejudice and survival of the wilderness. Cindra is 16 when she's sent to a reform camp, where she meets and quickly falls in love with Lucky. Their love story spans decades as they grow and change together after escaping into the outback of Montana evading the local racist cops, and their struggle to survive amongst the elements of nature. Roorbach is masterful at capturing the innocence and overwhelming power of falling in love, combined with his gorgeous visual imagery of the Montana terrain. Definitely a contender for my favorite book of 2022! ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent Spiner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250274366
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 12th, 2021

Brent Spiner is being stalked, and Data, the hyper-rational character he plays on Star Trek: The Next Generation, can't devise a logical solution. So, he enlists the FBI, a bodyguard, psychologists, fellow actors, and strangers to save him in this dark comedy of the dangers of celebrity fame. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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