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The Lido by Libby Page - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501182037
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

A charming, heartwarming novel about the importance of community and multi-generational connections.
Kate is suffering with mental health issues, and is isolated from her family in a big bustling city, trying to make her mark as a journalist. When she is given a seemingly uneventful story to pursue, about a local lido that is closing, she is surprised to discover a bigger picture, one that will change her life for the better. What she finds is a vibrant community, everyone working and living together like family, and the lido at its heart. Now, the fight is on, to save the lido, and all it means. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Elmet by Fiona Mozley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

“It’s like us humans sending rockets up to the moon only to spend the next fifty years gazing at the pictures of our own earth.”
A novel that is deeply about a sense of place, what it means to consider a particular landscape, home. A family living out of sync with the norms of society in their idea of home, are brutally brought to task by it’s conforms. Darkly chilling, yet mesmerizing. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735220447
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Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

After her father's death, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney sets off to find her older brother, a notorious outlaw, in the hope of convincing him to return home and help tend the family farm. She disguises herself as a man and parlays her skill with a firearm into a job with the territory's rich and ruthless Governor, a man obsessed with bringing her brother to justice -- dead or alive. This is a robust, brawling, and exciting story of frontier life, reminiscent of "True Grit," set in a sweeping and unspoiled landscape where the powerful inherit the earth and the meek return to dust. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault - Book Review

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By Denis Theriault, Liedewy Hawke (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781786070531
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Published: ONEWorld Publications - March 14th, 2017

A Canadian postman steams open letters, and finds a haiku-fueled romance between a neighbor and a beautiful woman from Guadeloupe. When the neighbor dies, the postman impersonates the deceased by writing haiku to the unsuspecting woman: while the poetry begins to soar, assuming a dead man's identity brings very unpoetic complications. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


There There by Tommy Orange - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 5th, 2018

Tommy Orange has written a brutal and beautiful novel about the Native American experience in contemporary America that will open eyes and minds. It will simultaneously break and expand hearts. Most readers will not have heard a voice like his or a story like this. This is a story about Native Americans who strongly identify with their tribes. But they do not live on federal lands in South Dakota or other western states. This is a story about the urban Native American experience. The setting is Oakland. The many characters and plot lines weave their way to a final destination at an annual powwow in Oakland. I have never read anything like it. Tommy Orange’s writing is confident and utterly original. It seems impossible that this is his first novel. Sometimes--rarely—you feel privileged to have encountered a novel. There There is that rare novel. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Good Trouble: Stories by Joseph O'Neill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524747350
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 12th, 2018

Off-kilter, witty, often funny stories displaying sharp intelligence and love of language. A snooty goose disturbs a bored wedding guest in Italy; a fearful husband lets his wife investigate scary sounds in their abode; and a female academic theorizing on contemporary male preoccupation with facial hair are among the collection's delights. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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