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The Laughing Monsters

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The Laughing Monsters: A Novel By Denis Johnson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374280598
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 4th, 2014

Rogue intelligence officer Roland Nair lands in Freetown, Sierra Leone ostensibly to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko, an African claiming to have served the Ghanian Army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard and the Green Berets on a variety of mysterious missions. This post-9/11 tale of intrigue, romance and deception, obscures the truth as both characters are drawn into a tangle of violence and disconnection. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Blue Horses

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Blue Horses: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204791
Published: Penguin Press - October 14th, 2014

In this lovely collection of new poems, Mary Oliver expresses her affinity with the natural world with gentleness and humor, inviting the reader to pay attention, to reflect, to revere simplicity. In considering the artworks of Franz Marc or yoga or the tiniest of creatures, Oliver's explorations become the purest of meditations. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Invention of Wings

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The Invention of Wings: A Novel By Sue Monk Kidd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670024780
Published: Viking - January 7th, 2014

This factually based novel traces the lives of two sisters born into a wealthy slave-owning family in Charleston who become Quakers, abolitionists and early feminists, while concurrently following the lives of two radical and courageous slave women willing to risk everything to attain freedom. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Mother Daughter Me

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Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir By Katie Hafner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981698
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 8th, 2014

In this remarkably honest memoir, journalist Katie Hafner chronicles an experiment in multigenerational living that goes painfully awry, once reverberations of painful past experiences arise. The interactions, responses and reactions between the three women and those peripherally involved makes for fascinating reading. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Home Place

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The Home Place: A Novel By Carrie La Seur Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062323446
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Published: William Morrow - July 29th, 2014

Alma Terrebonne returns home to Montana after her sister's mysterious death only to be pulled back into a family system replete with secrets and divided loyalties, while drawing strength from the natural world and a generational sense of survival. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones By Charles M. Blow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544228047
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 23rd, 2014

This stunning, poetic memoir by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow depicts a boyhood in a rural Louisiana hamlet echoing with the aftermath of slavery. Blow emerges from a childhood replete with storytelling, extended family and trauma to give voice to his singular experience. Riveting! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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