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Destroy, She Said (Duras) by Marguerite Duras - Book Review

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By Marguerite Duras, Barbara Bray (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780802151544
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Published: Grove Press - January 18th, 1994

Madness and melancholy await a small group of "friends" who stalk another at a sleepy, limbo-like resort, their strange desire to bring her into their group, for reasons unknown, leaves you just as manically enticed as bewildered. In sheer Duras fashion, the reader is left to surmise the goings on whilst slowly becoming a part of whatever psyco-fever has plagued the guests. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


The Malady of Death (Duras) by Marguerite Duras - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802130365
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Published: Grove Press - January 13th, 1994

Duras's dark delirious dream into the male/female relationship is a short, stunning read. Probing and at times mysterious, Malady is a fleeting, poetic tale about the human capacity to love. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

Enriched in detail, lush with characterization, Mozley hits it out of the park again. A tale as haunting as her debut, even without a traditional gothic setting. And a soul-stirring ending I won't soon forget. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Morningside Heights: A Novel by Joshua Henkin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524748357
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Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

Wrought with moral dilemmas on love, marriage and family, Henkin's new novel explores the complex intimacies of growing up and aging; wondering in hindsight if you're making and have made the right choices for your own life and for those you love the most. Infinitely empathetic, Morningside Heights reminds you just how finite our lives are, and how important everyone in it is, even those we feel we may have abandoned. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393357424
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

Lepore manages a stunning performance on a history that, as she mentions, is far too grand to tell in any one book, if at all. A cacophony of voices echo waves of political change, social upheavals, where something is acknowledged, an understanding or truth, perhaps, that throughout our country's nearly 250 year history American's have remained stubbornly consistent, and that what's past isn't necessarily prologue, but both present and future. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


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