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Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made a President by Jonathan Darman - Book Review

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$32.00
ISBN: 9781400067077
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Published: Random House - September 6th, 2022

Franklin Roosevelt's life of privilege and pleasure crashed when he contracted polio at 39. Darman superbly illuminates how FDR's painful ordeal not only failed to shatter his natural buoyancy, but awakened an empathy for suffering which fostered his great achievement of lifting the nation out of the Great Depression. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780593439357
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Published: Berkley - August 23rd, 2022

This sweet gentle fantasy romance of found family and witchcraft is like a gentle hug. Mika Moon has lived alone almost her entire life - the fate of most witches like her. A mysterious DM leads her to a tutoring job, teaching magic to three orphaned witches - and clashing deliciously with their grumpy librarian guardian. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Verity by Colleen Hoover - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724736
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

Verity is one of those novels that will leave you in utter shock, wondering what the heck you just read. Don't be fooled by the author's name because unlike her other novels, this is not a romance! It is a bone-chilling story that will have you constantly looking over your shoulder. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781982153953
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 26th, 2022

Jennifer McMahon is becoming one of my favorite mystery writers! The way she is able to build the suspense slowly as more and more questions come into play, is second to none. This book is no different and trust me, you will feel so much satisfaction when all the answers are finally revealed. Fast-paced and unputdownable! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Now It's Dark (Wesleyan Poetry) by Peter Gizzi - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780819579874
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - December 8th, 2020

These sleek, disturbing, abstract verses from the man play your mind with delicate experimental theater. "All I want/is the word/to reveal the day," Gizzi says, and it does, but only as the poet sheds the veil. An experience like breathing in water. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Two Nights in Lisbon: A Novel by Chris Pavone - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374604769
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Published: MCD - May 24th, 2022

If a book could embody a poker face, it would be this one. Two Nights in Lisbon was an incredible international thriller that kept you in disbelief, head-swimming, and stressfully ripping through chapter after chapter to uncover the truth (but which truth?). Ariel Pryce wakes up alone in Lisbon, her new husband gone missing. What comes from this is not the traditional black-ops thrill Pavone is known for, but instead a deeply personal story about Ariel, the stakes she’s in now, and the ones she ran from in the past. I loved how much this book surprised me, and Ariel is definitely one of my top mystery protagonists of all time now. Read it, and enjoy the ride. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


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