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An at times desultory, desperate, and dreamlike day in the life of a young man in New York City. Arthur Maxley's interactions with friends, his father, and a strange girl in a club pose challenges, and when the day inevitably ends, what the night brings is much more than nothing. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Moving tale, told in part by a plucky cat, of a final trip in a silver van through picturesque Japan. The cat's owner is visiting old friends, and as the journey's true purpose is subtly revealed, the bond between man, cat, and reader beautifully, and unforgettably, deepens. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
She's 12. Spring break will be dull at home with her widowed father. But she meets a new boy. Her first boyfriend? And that woman she keeps seeing. Could she have something to do with her mother? Spring break isn't dull at all. And the heart that propels this story is lively and warm. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Babe Ruth belted 714 Big League home runs, while his gargantuan personality and appetites captivated the media-drenched, baseball-crazed 1920s. Jane Leavy socks her own four-bagger by revealing the athlete whose field of play extended far beyond the diamond, and the abandoned boy who became the Babe. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Seven teenagers went camping on a hot July night in 1983. Six came out alive, and formed a shaky alliance to keep their secrets. When the skeleton is discovered decades later, the now middle-age survivors confront their histories, decisions, and dark suspicions that the killer is much closer than they imagined. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare