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The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose - Book Review

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The Maid: A Novel (Molly the Maid #1) By Nita Prose Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593356159
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

This wonderfully surprising book is a new favorite! There’s so much joy packed into this mystery. It is at once a heartwarming exploration of grief, a beautiful story about friendship and connection, and, of course, a suspenseful whodunnit–all set inside a cozy hotel! Molly the Maid is such a wholesome and endearing protagonist, and she found a special place in my heart. I went into this for the thrills, and left feeling like I’d just received a warm hug from a friend. Absolutely adored it. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816214
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Published: Tordotcom - November 9th, 2021

An eerie novella following a perfectly content woman living in a perfect suburbia with a perfect husband. Everything is absolutely perfect; that is until Sophia starts questioning things- like why her husband is away so much, and why the basement is always locked, and why all her neighbors seem so invested in Sophia’s happiness. Comfort Me with Apples is a twisty ride with mind-blowing reveals and a grand slam ending. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham - Book Review

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The Moon and Sixpence By W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Calder (Introduction by) Cover Image
By W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Calder (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143039341
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 29th, 2005

A vivid examination of the consequences that invariably accompany an insatiable lust for beauty and creative expression. Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, this acclaimed classic follows one man’s journey as he desperately seeks to fulfill the vision of his mind’s eye- everything that is sacrificed, and everyone that is destroyed along the way. Maugham’s writing is a spectacle to behold in this well-crafted tale about an unrelenting quest for the unknowable. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Dream Work by Mary Oliver - Book Review

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780871130693
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 7th, 1994

Mary Oliver perfectly encapsulates the very essence of the human condition. She pulls you outside yourself and forces you to view the world through her beautiful, inspiring lens, even if just for a moment: these poems are a breath of fresh air in a world riddled with smog. I love her. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel by Olga Tokarczuk - Book Review

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

A literary mystery about an eccentric old woman living in a remote Polish village who finds herself involved in a series of local deaths. This remarkable feat challenges traditional ideas about madness, life, and death, and engages the reader in necessary conversations regarding animal rights and what constitutes justice, among other crucial issues. A fairytale-esque noir with characters that will stick with me forever. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


First Love by Ivan Turgenev - Book Review

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First Love By Ivan Turgenev, Isaiah Berlin (Translated by), V. S. Pritchett (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ivan Turgenev, Isaiah Berlin (Translated by), V. S. Pritchett (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780140443356
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 14th, 1978

This classic novella about a young man’s first experience falling in love is brimming with nostalgia. First Love is a wonderful coming-of-age story and exploration of young love, perfectly encapsulating the intensity of that fiery and illogical passion that consumes us when we’ve become infatuated with another person; the perfect classic for beginners to Russian literature. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


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