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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501166761
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2018

Two tales set in the years following America's invasion of Iraq: a young woman takes up with an older award-winning author, and an Iraqi living in America is detained at Heathrow Airport. The unrelated stories gradually fuse in empathy for those struggling with aging bodies, and the horrors of war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


George Saunders and the Blank, Blank Slate

Where does one begin in describing the Saunders novel Lincoln in the Bardo other than to say that the phrase “matter light blooming phenomenon” will never be the same again. Wait, you've never heard of “matter light blooming phenomenon”? Well, maybe that goes to show us something about Saunders brilliance; he crafts entirely original worlds, parallel to our own but with language and physical properties completely distinct yet fully, unquestionably real within the realm he creates.

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781571311306
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 10th, 2018

There is a sharp edge of language and story in this startling beautiful, stark novel of recent history in Canada--the reality of the 1960's & 70's life for Native Peoples. Here is seven year old Saul Indian Horse (Ojibway) and his succor which is hockey; the beauty of the ice and its "white glory" that proves to be his lifeline. This is a story of surviving the things that can save, tear down and restore your core being. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501156601
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 13th, 2018

This is the story of a 7th generation Manhattanite told in vignettes throughout the beginning years of her relationship as a single mother with her daughter, Emma. Laura leads an unconventional and somewhat passive life until Emma’s honest personality inspires Laura to be more of the forward thinking person she thinks she already is. An intriguing debut novel that is as unusual as it is commonplace, which makes it all the more relatable as a reader. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312577230
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018

Leni doesn't remember when her father wasn't paranoid, angry and abusive. He returned from Vietnam that way and now he is moving the family to the Alaskan wilderness.
Unprepared for the rigors of living off the grid, their neighbors help, but nothing can save them from her father's dark and abusive mood swings.
Beautifully written with vivid characters and powerful emotion. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312577230
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018

Hannah’s marvelous new novel gives us both the tale of the struggling Allbright family who uprooted and started a new life in the wilderness of Alaska in 1974, but also the story of the fierce, lonely 13-year-old Leni who not only finds a place to belong but discovers her own inner strength and worth. The reader endures along with them not only the hardships of homesteading, the grueling and never-ending winter, but also the fiercely independent community of strong men and women that help them find the strength to survive not only the elements but the fracturing of family. This book will keep you enthralled to the very end and stay with you a long, long time. Powerful, enduring, spectacular, just like the Alaskan wilderness it portrays. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


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