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Station Eleven

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Almost the entire world’s population has been wiped out, but Kirsten’s theater troupe travels the US performing Shakespeare, living by a motto borrowed from Star Trek: Survival is insufficient. A fantastic telling of the survival of art after the collapse of civilization. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


The Other Story

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ISBN: 9781250045140
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 7th, 2015

Still riding on the success of his first novel, Nicolas Kolt battles his self absorption and tries to write his long awaited second book. The Other Story flows between the present, in which Nicolas is entirely despicable and self loathing, and the past, in which he's quite lovable. It's a story of redemption: is Nicolas too far gone, or can he redeem himself? ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


The Invention of Wings

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143121701
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2015

The most inspiring book I’ve read in ages, The Invention of Wings is based on the life of Sarah Grimke, abolitionist and women’s rights activist in the 19th century. The narrative switches between Sarah and her personal slave, Handful, from their first days together as young girls, to their adulthood, where they must learn to stand up for themselves and others around them. Such an empowering story! ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


All the Birds, Singing

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ISBN: 9780345802507
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2015

Something is killing Jake's sheep: a beast, or a stalker from her past. Either way she is on edge. Slowly, she recounts her past, moving backwards through time to finally reveal who might be after her and why she's on her final nerve. Very creepy, very suspenseful. Best read in the light of day. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


The Farming of Bones

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ISBN: 9781616953492
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2013

Amabelle, a Haitian servant in the Dominican Republic, is happy. She's treated like family by her employers and she's very much in love with Sebastian. However when dictator Raphael Trujillo begins systematically murdering Haitians, Amabelle is forced to flee. Unable to find Sebastian, she and a group of survivors make their way across the border back to Haiti - their homeland. A beautifully written story of love and survival. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


Dept. of Speculation

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ISBN: 9780345806871
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

I wasn’t wild about Dept. of Speculation in the beginning, but I’d gone in with a closed mind. I was turned off by the structure and the storyline; crumbling marriages aren’t on my list of preferred topics and the heroine trying to “have it all” has been exhausted. The choppiness, snippets of speculation and flashes of memory, began to grow on me after a bit, and a few chapters in it felt entirely natural. This is all the creativity that’s left in “the wife.” She’s drained, her ambition coming in fragments she can’t channel it anymore – she’s floating away. This is a new take on what Offill herself admitted is an old story, and it left me feeling hopeful. Very nicely done. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


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