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Always Happy Hour: Stories by Mary Miller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781631492181
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Published: Liveright - 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

Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781609453640
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Published: Europa Editions - September 13th, 2016

Joe, a recent and drifting college graduate battling bipolar disorder, is suddenly called home by his father after his mother has smashed a stranger's head in with a hammer. After meeting Tess Wolff, who develops a strong emotional link with his mother, both embark on a path toward violence. Ultimately, this strong novel is about love, and finding connection with the past and with self. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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The Fishermen: A Novel By Chigozie Obioma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316338356
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - July 5th, 2016

A chilling, allegorical tale of four Nigerian brothers who are cursed by the village madman after they skip school to go fishing. Wrenching, political, this is a heartbreaking depiction of a family in the midst of disintegration. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Another Brooklyn

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ISBN: 9780062359988
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2016

August, an anthropologist who studies rituals of death in diverse cultures, returns to Brooklyn to attend the funeral of her father when a chance encounter with a childhood friend plunges her into vivid memories of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Flashbacks describe the isolation of moving from rural Tennessee to New York, and her vital connection with a close-knit group of bold young women poised on the brink of adulthood in a Brooklyn where danger lurks in the alleyways, where loss pervades their lives. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Invoice

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The Invoice: A Novel By Jonas Karlsson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101905142
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Published: Hogarth - July 12th, 2016

What is the price of happiness? The protagonist in this novel, a young film buff living in Stockholm receives a whopping invoice from a mysterious bureaucratic agency that has determined the cost of the simple joys in his life. Can enjoying a pizza, or being in love be calculated? Read The Invoice: A Novel and find out. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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