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Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

With prose as cool and incisive as her fantastic debut, Sally Rooney takes the first romance between two teenagers and explores how it alters and expands their lives. An unassuming yet deep dive into the nuances and implications of human connections. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544826984
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 23rd, 2018

In need of a little comfort and inspiration? Step into Dorie's kitchen. Her newest collection of recipes is a colorful, cheerful invitation to share in her home cooking. It's the type of cookbook begging to be creased, grease-splattered, and well-loved. A perfect gift , for both yourself and your favorite cooking buddy. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

Conversations with Friends: A Novel by Sally Rooney - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451499066
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Published: Hogarth - August 7th, 2018

My mind was one giant exclamation point while reading this book! A debut novel from a young Irish writer, the story follows a college student and poet named Frances, who falls into an intellectually and emotionally intense menage a quatre with her ex-girlfriend and an older, alluring couple. Rooney's writing is so cool and witty and smart about human emotions and desires. When I finished this book, I was shivering it was so good. Read it, give it to your friends, and talk. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

Severance by Ling Ma - Book Review

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By Ling Ma
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ISBN: 9780374261597
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 14th, 2018

Ma writes the apocalypse cooler, sharper, and fresher than anyone else I've read. As a mysterious fever consumes the world and New York City collapses around her, a young woman, held together by her daily habits, continues clocking in at her dull office job. About customs, corporations, immigration, consumerism, love, memory, and the end of the world, this story mesmerizes. It filled me with a spinning sort of recognition, the kind you get from recurrent jolts of déjà vu. Repetition, it turns out, is hard to break, even after death. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

Rescue by Christopher Dant - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781605714257
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Published: Shirespress - June 28th, 2018

A thrilling, touching adventure that follows one remarkable dog's journey back to her beloved owner. War veteran Dirck Hansen suffers from severe PTSD and is on the verge of self-destruction when he meets Chauncey, a service dog who eases his anxiety and offers him the potential for healing. With Chauncey by his side, Dirck's life regains normalcy, but a fateful day at the park alters the course of their bond. As Dirck begins a desperate search for his lost dog, Chauncey sets out on her own adventure through New England wilderness and cold city streets. Beautifully written and powerfully told, this story speaks to the unshakeable, enduring bond between man and dog. Fans of The Call of the Wild and The Incredible Journey will love this book! ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

Some Trick: Thirteen Stories by Helen DeWitt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780811227827
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Published: New Directions - May 29th, 2018

Helen DeWitt's curiosity is bottomless. Linguistics, statistics, the commodification of art and intellect--her interests are matched by writing so good it'll knock around your brain for weeks. Her stories are lethally hilarious. Her characters are absurd and true, searching for sanity in a mad world. There may be no room for pure genius in a humdrum, capitalist world, but this book, like its author, is defiantly brilliant. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor


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