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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel By Iain Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126925
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - June 14th, 2016

Jake and his girlfriend are driving to visit Jake's parents on their secluded farm during a blizzard. What follows is a bizarre psychological thriller that will ensnare you until the final sentence. An exploration of the psyche, a plunge into fearful depths, this is literary fiction at its best. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel By Joanna Cannon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501121890
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Published: Scribner - July 12th, 2016

When Mrs. Creasy suddenly goes missing in a small English neighborhood during the summer of 1976, two schoolgirls and chums, Grace and Tillie decide to find her. Inspired by the vicar's sermon, they also determine to find God. Rumors and secrets abound behind closed doors, as the girls close in on the truth. The characters in this debut novel will touch your heart. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss - Book Review

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 By Molly Prentiss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501121043
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 5th, 2016

From the Dirty War in Argentina to the edgy SoHo art scene in Manhattan, this debut novel features an artist in exile, an art critic with synesthesia and a wide-eyed girl from the mid-west, whose lives converge inevitably and magically. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Mothering Sunday

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Mothering Sunday: A Romance By Graham Swift Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947524
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Published: Knopf - April 19th, 2016

Jane Fairchild, an English maid, is having her final assignation with a neighboring land owner's son on a warm afternoon on Mothering Sunday in 1924. Narrated in the third person, through Jane's stream of consciousness, the novel moves back and forth in time through the scope of Jane's long and empowered life, describing her emergence as a writer and thinker in languorous and exquisite detail. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Mother's Reckoning

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A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy By Sue Klebold, Andrew Solomon (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sue Klebold, Andrew Solomon (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781101902752
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Published: Crown - February 15th, 2016

Imagine your child's last words are a flippant, "Bye," and then within a few hours he is discovered to be a suicide-mass murderer, responsible with another for the events at Columbine. Klebold's memoir chronicles her journey through trauma with sensitivity for the victims and their families, and for those who suffer silently with brain illness. A thoughtful, provocative,honestly rendered read. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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