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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


Little Weirds by Jenny Slate - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316485340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

Not quite a memoir, but not quite a book of short stories, Little Weirds gives you a glimpse into the creative mind of the lovable comedian, Jenny Slate. With many stories bordering on magical realism, Little Weirds is sure to inspire and awaken your traditional way of thinking. Almost impossible to put into words, Slate has truly written a book that is unique and thoughtful. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Disappearing Earth: A novel by Julia Phillips - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520412
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

This is one of the few novels that I have immediately fallen in love with and dared to declare a literary masterpiece. Told with a large cast of female characters, I became enraptured as I saw their stories weave together to uncover the mysterious disappearance of two young girls and the history behind the Russian peninsula they all inhabit. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan - Book Review

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780143122272
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

A middle-aged couple, on the brink of divorce and bankruptcy, decide to risk it all Valentine's weekend in Niagara Falls. Life's gambles have soured lately, so why not grab the roulette wheel, watch it spin, and try one last time to beat the odds. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780786888764
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Published: Hachette Books - August 1st, 2006

Outstanding coming-of-age memoir. Troubled by a dysfunctional family, intimidated by the rigors of education and employment, flummoxed by relationships with girls, Moehringer seeks refuge and redemption in a bar loaded with booze and unforgettable characters. As he lurches ahead, will the bar help, or hinder, his path toward manhood? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Convert: A Novel by Stefan Hertmans - Book Review

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By Stefan Hertmans, David McKay (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524747084
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Published: Pantheon - February 4th, 2020

This is an exquisite, wondrously crafted book. Much more than a novel, The Convert blends fiction and the history of actual 11th Century biographical documents of Norman noblewoman Vigdis, who defied society, faith and family to marry the son of a Rabbi for love. These documents were lost until their rediscovery in 1969, found in a deep well called "God's Oubliette " where certain documents no longer in circulation are consigned. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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