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Sisters by Lily Tuck - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802127112
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 5th, 2017

A perfect novel detailing a troubled second marriage that is inhabited by the ghost of the first wife, referred to as she, with whom the narrator is obsessed. Scenes, memories. and reflections are delivered in searing minimalist prose, leading the reader inexorably to the novel's startling climax. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


Mrs. Osmond by John Banville - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451493422
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 7th, 2017

This is a continuation of the increasingly unhappy life of Isabel Archer, the lady about whom Henry James wrote his classic portrait. Fleeing a terrible revelation that further jeopardizes her ill-advised marriage to Gilbert Osmond in Rome, Isabel is determined to turn her life around without causing scandalous reverberations in the strictly regimented society that she inhabits. Reading the author's elegant prose, one can't help but think that Mr. James would approve of this resurrection of one of his most memorable heroines. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780684801544
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 1995

At times it reads like a painting in motion, with a looming sense of insanity that rises from the underbelly like a fog rolling in from the sea.

This is Fitzgerald at the height of his power, at the end of a thinning rope, pouring out his heart and soul into what has since been revealed to be the tragedies of his own life masquerading as fiction.


he Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Book Review

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By Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141439730
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2003

Stevenson's tale is filled not only with foreboding, but nuance. Unreliable witnesses and narrators offer different interpretations of a menace to upstanding, upright Victorian manners. Stevenson's own rejection of a stable career in civil engineering for a capricious life as a writer may be an impetus for the dark creation of Hyde. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet - Book Review

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By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780374261566
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 1st, 2017

I haven't enjoyed a book to this extent in a while. Not only funny, but clever, this detective story that all of modern philosophy both rewards the intellectual snob and pokes fun like a needle at their aloof, inflated, balloon-like ego. A delight for anyone whose humor lies along the lines of "Existential Comics". ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062088239
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 22nd, 2013

The influence of a morally corrupt, self-styled preacher on a rural community in North Carolina has tragic consequences in this beautifully written and emotionally powerful novel. The author displays a remarkable gift for creating memorable, flesh and blood characters whose striving, failings, and small triumphs are universal in their resonance. I loved this novel and will not soon forget the members of the Hall family. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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