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Dear Edward: A Novel by Ann Napolitano - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984854780
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Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

This is a truly beautiful coming-of-age story about a boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he loses his entire family. How he is able to move on is due to the compassion and insight shown by the people who enter his life and give him the strength to rebuild himself. A heartbreaking story of survival, you will fall in love with Edward and the people who wrap their arms around him and guide him back towards life. The book goes back and forth from the day of the crash to the present, leading up to that fateful and shattering moment. Although the premise is tragic, the story is uplifting and Edward's recovery miraculous. ~ Reviewed by Jen Grigsby


The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449236
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

A mind-blowing decades old murder investigation is enhanced by a highly intelligent and original memoir that takes a hard look at human nature, violence, and masculinity in America. Reviewing the Rainbow murders through the lense of Eisenberg was like being in the passenger seat with an extremely gifted driver who knows exactly how to maneuver West Virginia's switchback mountain roads in the dark because she's lived there as an outsider trying to fit in and knows exactly where to shine the headlights. The implications of her sociocultural findings reach far beyond the borders of Pocahontas County and are sure to place her work on every must read list for years to come. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534431003
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 16th, 2019

There is a bleeding, red heart buried deep in this bookseller's layers of steely cynicism. You can't get there with conventional romance; nothing gooey or pink or covered in abs-tacular models. No cheesy poetry. No roses. Only something so well-crafted, so painfully beautiful; an arrow fit for Eros himself, could have pierced its way to that heart and made it bleed as profoundly and wonderfully after reading this book. It is a marvel. It is an enchantment. Go, damn you, and read this war epic of enemy-lovers in a dangerous time. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780062476371
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Published: William Morrow - November 29th, 2016

As someone who is rarely a sci-fi or fantasy book reader, this was the perfect novel to pique my interest in the mystical genre. Gaiman's cheeky British wit allows a highly imaginative story in the invisible London underground to become more accessible for the hesitant reader such as myself. After reading Neverwhere, I'd say I'm sold on all Gaiman novels from now on. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata - Book Review

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

A refreshing take on questioning society's expectations and understanding what it means to be content with what one already has. Although most readers will not assume that they can empathize with the unusual main character, Murata finds a way to make you realize that you're not so different from the convenience store woman after all. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781455501373
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2015

I have to admit, I had never really listened to The Roots before reading this, but Questlove's descriptions of the music industry in the 90s and 2000s did not disappoint one bit! His knowledge and explanation of music history was fascinating and I hung onto his every word. I even wrote out a giant list of albums I need to listen to because of his brilliant recommendations. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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