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You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann - Book Review

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By Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781101871928
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Published: Pantheon - 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

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735216525
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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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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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ISBN: 9780385538916
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Published: Doubleday - 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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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


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