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Of Things Gone Astray

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ISBN: 9780008137557
Availability: Special Order
Published: Friday Project - February 2nd, 2016

A real gem of a novel that is every bit beautiful as the cover and very difficult to put down. Each character has lost something important; a lover, their office building, a wall, sense of direction, piano keys. A little boy named Jake is able to forge a connection with lost objects, but, unbeknownst to him, is also losing his most precious connection. The magic of Matthewson's debut is so multi-faceted, so original, and so engaging it's a breath of fresh air for the fiction world. Very highly recommended! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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ISBN: 9780812987294
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2015

A complex, wild ride that commands your attention start to finish. The perfect mix of heartache, lust, humor, and life, I did not want to put it down! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Coming of Age at the End of Days

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ISBN: 9780802121653
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 4th, 2015

Anna has always had trouble fitting in... that is until the Goldschmidts move in next door and recruit her as the newest member of their religious cult. Armed with newfound faith and fury, Anna prepares for the End of Days, dismissing her concerned parents as sinners who stand in the way of her path to greatness. Her choices lead to dire - and lethal - consequences. Weird, unexpected and often haunting, this is a book that won't leave your hands until the last page is turned - and which will live with you forever. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

The Heart Goes Last

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ISBN: 9780385540353
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 29th, 2015

Residents of Consilence live regimented lives sheltered from the chaos of economic and social collapse plaguing the world. Peace of mind, however, comes at a price higher than the citizens bargained for as their utopia becomes a nightmare they're unlikely to survive. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Fear of Dying

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ISBN: 9781250065919
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 8th, 2015

The walls of old age - dying parents, a sick dog and husband, a steady, sexless marriage - are crashing down on Vanessa Wonderman. Brutally honest and witty, you'll laugh, smirk, and cry at Jong's latest exploration of women's lives. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804169974
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Published: Anchor - March 8th, 2016

McMahon is a master at tapping into your fears and worst nightmares and bringing them to life on the page.
You're going to want to keep an eye on your family after reading this one! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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