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Land of Women by María Sánchez - Book Review

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By María Sánchez, Curtis Bauer (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595349637
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Published: Trinity University Press - May 10th, 2022

A genre blurring exploration of rural Spain, this small book is filled with anecdotes and personal stories that the author coaxes into wider issues and problems facing the rural community. Much of the book deals with the ignorance and anonymity directed at rural women, and the unwillingness of men and urban centers to allow them a voice (or to acknowledge that voice when they do hear it). The prose is poetic and lyrical, stirring and beautiful; I loved it from beginning to end. María Sánchez is an exceptionally gifted writer, and I'd recommend this to anyone interested in the rural landscape, nature writing, or the Spanish countryside. ~ Reviewed by James Case


Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781982172350
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 23rd, 2022

The feminist horror mashup of Dracula and Jane Eyre you never knew you needed. Lucy from Stoker's story and Bertha from Brontë's story are both undead and live together in Los Angeles in the sixties. Together they must deal with the abusive, powerful men from their past who have come looking for them during the summer of love. A really fun, easy read... fast-paced with surprising emotional depth, centering on the trauma of dealing with toxic ex-boyfriends. Cathartic! ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316430227
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 16th, 2022

Wide-ranging account of the damage wrought in the last quarter century by the opioid epidemic. Time and again, Macy puts a human face on the victims drug marketers would rather ignore, and her profiles of those who help to heal hint that the scourge will someday subside. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Cartographers: A Novel by Peng Shepherd - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062910691
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Published: William Morrow - March 15th, 2022

This is a perfect "summer" read or for any time of year; entrancing, well plotted with characters you root for ( even if you don't always like them.)The cartographers is a mystery within the mysterious world of maps and mapmakers, an ancient lost art of paper and places and the means of getting lost and found in place and time. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781982185824
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

In I'm Glad My Mom Died, McCurdy writes with candid vulnerability, shedding light on the darker side of Hollywood. She discusses not only her unhealthy relationship with both acting and her own mother, but also her personal struggles with addiction and various eating disorders. Although heartbreaking, McCurdy's journey to take back control of her life is a beautiful one to witness. This is the memoir of the year. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Camp Carnage (Night Terrors) by Joshua Winning - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781500694234
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 8th, 2014

3 years ago, two Campers were murdered at Camp Genesis.
Today, a group of teenagers are sent to the SAME summer camp designed to "Straighten Out" the queer youth. The teens endure humiliating gender-based lessons - on top of fighting off and/or running away from a crazed killer whose sole purpose is to rid the world of all LGBTQIA+ persons at the camp.
Are this years murders related to the murders from 3 years prior?
Could the killer be one of the campers? Or an outside source?
Will our protagonists defeat the antagonistic killer before they take out everyone in their way? Find out in this campy-queer-horror. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Newberg


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