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Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King - Book Review

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Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345531810
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam - October 6th, 2015

I loved this book, King expertly weaves history and suspense together as she sets the stage for another great adventure with Holmes and Russell. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Three-Body Problem

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By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765377067
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Published: Tor Books - November 11th, 2014

This engaging look at first contact with aliens, set against China’s Cultural Revolution, examines what happens when philosophy, history and science meet, unlocking a corrupt civilization’s potential to take over a world. This unique, exciting work of speculative fiction will leave you clamoring for the sequel. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas by Patrick Modiano - Book Review

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Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
By Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780300198058
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yale University Press - November 11th, 2014

These three short novels are infused with nostalgia, longing, and a need to connect with an ephemeral past. Shining prose by one of my favorite authors! ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano - Book Review

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By Patrick Modiano, Barbara Wright (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567925388
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Published: Verba Mundi - October 28th, 2014

Simply put, this is a beautiful piece of literature. Modiano's staccato-paced style belies the depth of each word, each sentence, each thought. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Martian by Andy Weir - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

Mark Watney, the first man about to die on Mars in history, is as witty as he is intelligent. This survival story is unique, rich in detail and somehow totally believable, consistently thwarting your expectations. This is a great read. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


I Am China

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385538718
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 2nd, 2014

I Am China ingeniously explores modern China through the translated love letters of an exiled political dissident and the woman he loves. Guo creates a literary landscape where love and language are inextricably bound to one another over decades of upheaval and change. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


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