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Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze by Kate Lebo - Book Review

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By Kate Lebo (Editor), Samuel Ligon (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781632171122
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 24th, 2017

Gosh, Pie & Whiskey just sounds fun, doesn't it? Like the kind of celebration you want to be at? I mean, you might get too stuffed on sugar or screw up the baking, you might get happy drunk while your sloshed bestie becomes the violent drunk; you might be toasting to your accomplishments and burying your emotions in filling. We drink, eat and read both to celebrate and commiserate, and here between these damn fun covers is a story for every single iteration of joy, despair, pie, and whiskey-based drinks. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Trenton Makes by Tadzio Koelb - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780385543385
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 20th, 2018

Fiercely original novel about a woman who kills her husband and then assumes his identity. Masquerading as a man maimed by injuries suffered during the Second World War, she finds herself on a higher social plateau in a male dominated society and doors are opened to her that she dared not even approach before. She begins a relationship with a boozy taxi dancer with hopes of eventually acquiring a family. Tough, gritty, and compact, with passages of startling introspection, this is a story that will linger in your mind like an unsettling dream. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221963
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 16th, 2018

The story of two sisters spans the globe: China, New York City, Ecuador, and Switzerland. As husbands, children, and in-laws jostle for attention, the younger sister's mental and emotional footing becomes unmoored. The helpful, harsh, and misguided decisions of her sister and family demonstrate their urgency to act, and the need to refrain when action compromises their own sanity. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Points North: Stories by Howard Frank Mosher - Book Review

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250161932
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 23rd, 2018

If Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had a literary king, it was Howard Frank Mosher. His final book is a collection of linked short stories all taking place in that lovely landscape near the Canadian border. Spanning the centuries, these stories touch on universal themes like love, race, home and death but with exquisite attention to the details of his characters and their natural surroundings. We lost Howard a year ago this month but his words are very much alive. Long live the king. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The End We Start from by Megan Hunter - Book Review

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$22.00
ISBN: 9780802126894
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

As floodwaters submerge much of civilization, a young mother focuses on the care of her newborn. The conflict between burgeoning life and a cascading sea is described in poetic language simultaneously stark and delicate. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062129383
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Published: Ecco Press - May 9th, 2017

Scarred by an icy relationship with her distant mother, Rachel Childs endures frustration and humiliation in her search for friendship, her father, and a husband. Her sense of trust is further eroded, and her self-reliance is severely tested in the face of unexpected, and unavoidable violence. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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