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Every Day Is for the Thief

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Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction By Teju Cole Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985856
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2015

In this novella, an unnamed narrator returns for a visit to his native Lagos, Nigeria, where corruption and graft are widespread - yahoo yahoo boys in the internet cafes scam the unsuspecting, and everyone has a hand out for a bribe. There is violence in the market, home invaders, power outages, a sadly neglected National Museum, religion as panacea, ancient tribal beliefs, but also spots of sunlight: a lovely woman reading Ondaatje on a bus, a bookshop, music, unexpected beauty glimpsed down a random alley. This is an unusual and thoughtful read by the author of Open City. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Dept. of Speculation

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Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries) By Jenny Offill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806871
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

This riveting novel, peppered with quirky facts and quotes from Weil, Keats, and the Buddha, reveals the musings of a woman on the edge of crisis. Threatened by abandonment, "the wife" inhabits her life of turmoil with wit, grace, and honesty. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

E. E. Cummings

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E. E. Cummings: A Life By Susan Cheever Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101910481
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015

In this comprehensive biography, Cheever celebrates the life of one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets. With delightful glimpses into the modernist poetry scene of the Greenwich Village of his day, an intimate examination of his personal and intellectual life, one returns to Cummings with renewed appreciation for his joyful, irreverent nature - for his genius. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Home Place

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The Home Place: A Novel By Carrie La Seur Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062323453
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 31st, 2015

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


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Euphoria By Lily King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802123701
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

Inspired by events in the life of Margaret Mead, this is the story of three anthropologists studying native culture on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea in the 1930's, who become embroiled in a love triangle that ultimately threatens their lives. A riveting tale about passion, obsession and greed. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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