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Let Me Be Frank with You

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ISBN: 9780061692079
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecco - October 13th, 2015

In four eloquent, moving, often cynical yet funny, always insightful linked stories, Bascombe, now retired, views his fellow New Jerseyites as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Elegant writing explores the physical, moral, emotional landscape in this splendid book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Secret History of Wonder Woman

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ISBN: 9780804173407
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2015

Those bullet-deflecting bracelets! Those kinky high-heeled red boots! Lepore shows how Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, himself rather kinky, was influenced by suffragists and feminists, especially his female relatives and friends. A thoroughly engrossing, well-researched and eye-opening book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Lucky Us

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ISBN: 9780812978940
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 7th, 2015

What a joy! A group of occasionally unfortunate but ultimately lucky characters remake their lives and redefine "family" as they move across the country during the 1940s and 50s. Written with wit and style - surprising you each time the plot swerves in a new direction. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

A Possibility of Violence

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ISBN: 9780062195425
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Published: Bourbon Street Books - July 7th, 2015

In Israel, a suitcase bomb near a daycare center initiates a puzzling case for Inspector Avraham. Follow up to The Missing File - well-drawn characters and setting. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

My Promised Land

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ISBN: 9780385521710
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Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

A third-generation Israeli journalist, Shavit explores the defining events that created the accomplishments and uncertainties of his homeland with personal history and extensive interviews. A fascinating and important insight into a complex and troubled nation. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Black-Eyed Blonde

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ISBN: 9781250062123
Published: Picador - February 24th, 2015

Raymond Chandler died in 1959, but if he were still alive, he would have written this book. A wonderful re-creation of Marlowe's Los Angeles. Terrific! ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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