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Tucker Peak

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Tucker Peak: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries #12) By Archer Mayor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979861314
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Published: Ampress - January 1st, 2007

The New York Times Book Review consistently ranks the Joe Gunther Brattleboro police detective mysteries among the top crime fiction of the year and Archer Mayor's twelfth installment, Tucker Peak, involving a murder case at a posh ski resort, is no exception! ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Awful Ogre's Awful Day

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Awful Ogre's Awful Day By Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060774592
Published: Greenwillow Books - July 26th, 2005

This latest book is a tour de force about the awfullest-most wonderful-ogre ever! told with his mischievous sense of humor and his delightfully inventive wordplay. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


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Fire By Sebastian Junger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060088613
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2002

Junger writes with heartstopping, unflinching detail to bring us face to face with infernos, both naturally-occuring and war-induced. Junger relates his first-hand experiences in Afghanistan as well as his reports of the risks taken by firefighters, which, as a nation, we've just come to appreciate. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

The Mark of the Angel

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The Mark of the Angel: A Novel (Vintage International) By Nancy Huston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375709210
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Published: Vintage - August 8th, 2000

Set in Paris in the late 1950s, several emotionally damaged people come together, with devastating results. Already a bestseller in France, this beautiful, heartbreaking, and haunting novel is one you will not soon forget, if ever. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Fortune's Rocks

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Fortune's Rocks: A Novel By Anita Shreve Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316678100
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 2nd, 2001

Anita is a long-time independent bookseller favorite, from her very first books. And the votes poured in for this new one. "Shreve's new book is magnificent. Olympia Biddeford is an intriguing and unforgettable young protagonist. We follow her from adolescent innocence to sexual awakening, from passion to the complex consequences of that passion. She is one of many finely drawn and mostly sympathetic characters that round out this old-fashioned novel of manners, morals and brilliant historical context, set in the early 1900s in a small New England resort community. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Bee Season

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Bee Season: A Novel By Myla Goldberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385498807
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Published: Anchor - May 15th, 2001

Bee Season by Myra Goldberg is the most original, deeply intelligent novel I've read in a long time. It revolves around a highly neurotic but gifted family, all of whose characters are wonderfully crafted and formed by this amazing writer. We suffer the anguish of nine-year-old Eliza who unexpectedly is immersed in studying for the national spelling bee and jockeying for her place in the family, and the throes of her adolescent brother Aaron, who rebels and embarks on a spiritual quest that is destined to challenge the Jewish mysticism of his father that had never heretofore been questioned. Their mother Miriam is an emotionally vacant, brilliant lawyer who clearly is incapable of nurturing her children, and has a secret life that both repels and invites sympathy because of its human despair. And there is Saul, devoted but also blind to his children and their chaotic reality. This family is one that won't soon be forgotten in the annals of contemporary fiction; their intricate story is spellbinding and heartrending. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


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