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Walking Home

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Walking Home: A Poet's Journey By Simon Armitage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871407436
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Published: Liveright - March 24th, 2014

Armitage's droll account of hiking England's Pennine Way. Housed and fed in exchange for poetry readings, he reflects on nature, personal challenge and the generosity of strangers. A beautiful depiction of the region, from fells to fog-obscured heights. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Escape from Camp 14

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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West By Blaine Harden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143122913
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2013

I found this chilling and ultimately triumphant odyssey of escape from infamous Camp 14 in North Korea by turns heartbreaking and stirring - an unforgettable and important read. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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Schroder: A Novel By Amity Gaige Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455512126
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Published: Twelve - October 8th, 2013

Young German immigrant Erik Schroder invents an identity around which he fashions an imaginary life. During a custody dispute, he flees to New England with his young daughter, Meadow, taking her on an ill-advised road trip and making a series of poor decisions. A multilayered novel about transformation and acknowledging one's own painful truth, Schroder is narrated by a flawed but profoundly human protagonist. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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Artful By Ali Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143124498
Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2014

Part contemporary ghost story, part academic treatise, Artful sparkles with allusion and crackles with wit and brilliance. The narrator, an arborist, is visited by her dead lover, a writer, academic and author of a series of lectures on art and literature. A compilation of the Weidenfeld lectures on European comparative literature given by Smith at St. Anne's College, Oxford in February, 2012, Artful is a set of discursive stories, a commentary on love, loss and connection - to put it briefly - by a dazzling wordsmith. What Ali Smith does with language will inspire you to explore philosophy, poetry and literature with renewed exuberance. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Beautiful Indifference

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The Beautiful Indifference: Stories By Sarah Hall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062208453
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 29th, 2013

This collection of stories about women by British author Hall is raw and sensual, the prose bewitching and visceral, tinged with violence and sexuality. Whether ill, broken, bored or triumphant, the voices of these women will resonate long after the stories have ended. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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