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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.

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

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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ISBN: 9781501156007
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 25th, 2017

After a body is discovered in a marshy area called the Reach near the English Channel, three Englishwomen living in London receive a terse message from a fourth friend, I NEED YOU, forcing them to break a pact of silence stemming from a tumultuous year at boarding school 17 years earlier when lying led to murder. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553447378
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Published: Hogarth Press - July 18th, 2017

Two beautiful young women from extremely affluent families meet on the island of Hydra during a summer and form an alliance. After they discover a young Syrian refugee washed ashore, they make him their project until one of the girls takes their relationship a fatal step further. An intense examination of lives lived without a moral compass, this thriller lingers with precision on the trappings and habits of the upper classes, who act without regard for consequences and ultimately remain unchanged. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann - Book Review

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By Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translator)
ISBN: 9781101871928
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 13th, 2017

A writer rents a house with his wife and small daughter in the mountains of Germany to work on a screenplay, but surreal forces outside of his control undermine his confidence and perceptions, even seeming to challenge the laws of physics in this mind-bending novel. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

Lamott continues her musings on faith and the vulnerability of being human, while exploring the topic of mercy in her latest collection of essays, sharing her belief that despite all, we are capable of patience and great kindness. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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