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Laura Knapp - Northshire Bookstore Alumnus

“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth. Fiction is the truth, fool!" ~ John Waters, Role Models

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538715284
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

Cahalan is back with an airtight exploration into an infamous psychology paper about a professor and his students going undercover as patients in psych wards during the 1970s to test the portrayal of sanity versus insanity. Cahalan proves her journalistic integrity with a deep dive into this research study that has been causing a commotion in the psychology world since it was first published over 40 years ago. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Dearly Beloved: A Novel by Cara Wall - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982104528
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 13th, 2019

Meet two couples during the 1960s- a proud pastor and his atheist wife, and a skeptical pastor and his devout wife as they go through adulthood trying to find harmony during life's imbalances. The subject of faith takes a backseat in this touching story that is more about building community and creating and sustaining relationships with people who have different ideologies from one another. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth by Various Authors - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250141941
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 8th, 2018

A short collection of stories from twelve different authors who have one thing in common, their periods. This was a refreshing read on a taboo topic that even most women are still too shy to talk about out loud. I definitely felt less alone hearing the relatable experiences that were explained with humor and understanding. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto - Book Review

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By Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780802142443
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Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2006

Two light but intriguing short stories about the way young adults experience grief alone and with others after a loved one has passed. Both female narrators have refreshing, thoughtful, and mature voices as they contemplate how they can move on after losing their significant others, parents, and grandparents. These are the kinds of touching stories that will stick with you for a very long time. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Three Women by Lisa Taddeo - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Captivating from the very first chapter, this journalistic endeavor follows three women as they reflect upon their sexual experiences over time. The author creates a descriptive and nonjudgmental atmosphere that allows the reader to view the world from overlooked and commonly misunderstood female perspectives. I believe that this is best nonfiction novel debut I think I have ever read! ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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