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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

This is the place to begin for anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of the devastating effects climate change is having on our planet and what the future looks like for us if we continue down the destructive path we've been on for centuries. Kolbert's updated edition remains as relevant and important today -- perhaps even more so -- as when first published in 2006. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735219458
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

A beautiful and insightful short novel that tackles difficult subjects (death, loss, anxiety, and depression) while also remaining an immensely enjoyable read. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


Washington Black: A novel by Esi Edugyan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525521426
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Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

Nothing I write could do justice to the sense of wonder and awe I felt while reading Washington Black, nor could I possibly come close to adequately describing the incredible sense of loss I felt when I finished it. Edugyan's masterfully crafted novel pulled me out of a slump and made me enjoy reading again. Powerful and exciting -- a rip-roaring adventure for adults. Serious themes and serious fun merge, making this one unforgettable tale. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802128256
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Published: Grove Press - June 12th, 2018

Mike was right. I loved this quirky short novel from Sayaka Murata, a much needed new voice in contemporary Japanese fiction. What is a convenience store worker? What is a human being? Murata's protagonist, Keiko Furukura, wonders if the two are not actually mutually exclusive. I read this in one sitting, so did Mike. Short. Profound. You just might have trouble putting it down too. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


The Book of Illusions: A Novel by Paul Auster - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312429010
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Published: Picador - October 27th, 2009

A devastating story that follows a college professor, David Zimmer's, convalescence after losing his wife and two sons in a plane crash. Beautifully written -- Auster balances out all the sad stuff with unexpected scenes of comic grandeur. Exquisitely voiced -- by the last page I felt I was losing a real friend in Zimmer. Turbulent in form -- as a reader, you feel as if you're riding on a jet airliner through a storm of plot developments. I'd recommend this book to my grandma. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel by Paul Auster - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312429003
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Published: Picador - October 27th, 2009

An elderly man estranged from his family goes to Brooklyn to die in blissful anonymity. While there he runs into his nephew, who he hasn't seen in many years. Much to his dismay, he comes to learn that his nephew is in even worse shape than himself and could use some love. The two embark on a screwball adventure guided by dreams, hope, and desperation and discover that there is a lot more to life than either had previously thought. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


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