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An Unnecessary Woman

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ISBN: 9780802122940
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Published: Grove Press - November 11th, 2014

This novel is one to be enjoyed slowly, over a long day in a cozy chair as opposed to during lunch hours and commutes. Aaliya, a retired bookseller, spends her year translating texts into Arabic. While telling her life story, Aaliya references authors and books with a fluency that reveals how immersed she is in literature, and how aloof she has become from reality. But reality is forcing itself back into her life and Aaliya must stand and face it. Stunning prose and insight! ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

The Winter People

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ISBN: 9780804169967
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Published: Anchor - January 6th, 2015

Good lord. A book hasn’t scared me this much since The Witches in second grade. I had to stop reading it before bed because it was giving me nightmares. That being said, I really enjoyed The Winter People: family secrets, a farmhouse full of hidey-holes, missing diary pages, and SOMETHING IN THE WOODS. With every new piece of the puzzle found, you lose another. So suspenseful – you will be plagued with chills throughout the entire book, and then for a while after. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

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ISBN: 9781476764559
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Published: Touchstone - April 7th, 2015

Richard has been dumped by his mistress and caught by his wife. He feels sold out as an artist and out of love. But when his wife leaves, he begins observing other couples, studying their love, and remembering the reasons he used to love Anne. Reinvested, he decides to make Anne fall back in love with him. A deeply convincing portrayal of a relationship that we hope can be saved. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

The Three

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ISBN: 9780316299626
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 28th, 2015

Fans of The Stand, rejoice! When four planes crash in one day (completely unrelated and unknown circumstances) religious fanatics dub the child survivors as the harbingers of the apocalypse. A wild accusations, and yet through compiled interviews and articles, it becomes eerily believable. Incredibly suspenseful and thought provoking. Couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

Shotgun Lovesongs

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ISBN: 9781250039828
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 3rd, 2015

Four old friends are drawn home, sharing heartbreak, memories, grievances, beers and campfires. Brimming with heart and nostalgia, Butler left me homesick for a town I've never visited. ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks

Prayers for the Stolen

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ISBN: 9780804138802
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Published: Hogarth - November 4th, 2014

In the rural mountains of Mexico, the men have gone to work in America and the women and children are left to fend for themselves. Ladydi (yes, pronounced Lady Di) and her friends wear boys clothing, crop their hair short and cover their teeth with marker. They have holes dug in their backyards to hide in when the SUVs roll through town, picking out the pretty girls who’re never heard from again. What we see of Ladydi’s life is shocking, full of evil, though she seemed less surprised than I was at each turn of events. Read it – it’s eye opening! ~ Reviewed by Amelia Stymacks


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