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Amy Palmer - Bookseller in Manchester

After pestering her mother to read her The Tale of Peter Rabbit for the hundredth time at the age of four, Amy was urged to, "Go read it yourself." She did, and hasn't stopped reading since. She mostly reads fiction, biography and memoir and enjoys depravity and murder. She looks for strong characters (fictional or non,) a powerful voice and something to stun her or shift her perspective.

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216525
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2017

Two families take a cruise to Central America, but when they disembark for an excursion ashore, a series of mishaps and impulsive decisions bring disaster, and children go missing in this fast-paced thrilling novel. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780812996937
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Published: Random House - March 14th, 2017

This riveting memoir by spirited author and New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy begins with terrible loss. An honest,self-deprecating and emphatic self-examination of what it takes to survive grief, the author learns that life is not lived within circumscription, nor with the belief of "getting it all," but with courage, humility and empathy. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385538916
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Published: Doubleday Books - January 10th, 2017

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her daughters fear that grievous harm has befallen her, especially because she is a sleepwalker prone to bizarre behavior. An interesting study in family dynamics, this novel will steer you through a maze of red herrings until the reason for her disappearance is revealed in its shocking conclusion. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


The Dry by Jane Harper - Book Review

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105608
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2017

A brutal triple homicide is committed in a small Australian town in the middle of a ravaging drought. Federal agent Aaron Falk is called back to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke Hadley, after having been run out of town 20 years earlier when he and his father were suspected of drowning his school chum, Ellie. Secrets, rage and suspicions still linger as Falk joins the search for the killer. Suicide? Murder/suicide? Or just plain murder? ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


Always Happy Hour: Stories by Mary Miller - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781631492181
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 10th, 2017

This acerbic and seductive collection of stories about women detached, who drink a lot, have sex a lot, often with the wrong men, often leading degraded and conflicted lives, making dangerous choices, is also about women whose voices are unique and mesmerizing. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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