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A Replacement Life

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A Replacement Life: A Novel By Boris Fishman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062287885
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 2015

Slava Gelman, a Minsk-born junior staff journalist employed by a New York magazine, has broken away from his family in South Brooklyn until the death of his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. His wily grandfather, a man who "gets things," forces him to forge a restitution claim letter on her behalf, then tells his friends, who want their own letters. A lovely, poetic first novel. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Remember Me Like This

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Remember Me Like This: A Novel By Bret Anthony Johnston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812971880
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 3rd, 2015

Set in a small community on the Texan gulf, this is the story of a kidnapped boy returned to his family after four heartbreaking years, and how the family begins to come together in the aftermath of trauma. This debut novel with the feel of a thriller is haunting, incisive and powerful. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

One More Thing

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By B. J. Novak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804169783
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

A blind date with a warlord, author John Grisham's startling discovery that his new book is erroneously titled "The Something," the hare challenging the tortoise to a rematch, a roller coaster designed by the artist Christo - these are a few of the topics considered in this very funny debut collection of stories. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Thirty Girls

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Thirty Girls (Vintage Contemporaries) By Susan Minot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279316
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

In 1996, thirty girls were kidnapped from their school in Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army, a murderous group of rebels headed by a madman, Joseph Kony. Their story is told through the mesmerizing voice of Esther Akello, who having escaped after a year's captivity has begun the painful process of healing at a refugee camp.

Jane, a self-involved journalist from New York, has journeyed to Africa partly to flee her problems, partly to bring to light the girls' heartbreaking story. Juxtaposed with the atrocities Esther has witnessed and suffered, Jane's relationship problems and identity issues seem to be meaningless, but she cannot help but be altered by Esther's story, while in turn bearing witness. In the end, it is trauma itself that links the two women's lives. This is a haunting novel. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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Someone: A Novel By Alice McDermott Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250055361
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Published: Picador - October 7th, 2014

A flawless rendering of the ordinary life of Marie, the daughter of "lace-curtain" immigrants, whose simple yet profound life is revealed in snippets of reflection - from sitting with girl friends watching stick ball on the stoops of Brooklyn, employment in Fagin's funeral parlor, near death in childbirth - as sister, wife and mother. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

A Little Life

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A Little Life: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday - March 10th, 2015

The characters in this utterly devastating novel about unspeakable suffering, loyalty, and love will insert themselves into your heart, perhaps for a lifetime. This is a novel to be discussed, wept over, celebrated. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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