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Mike Hare - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

Mike is an avid reader of History, Politics, Art, Literature, and Poetry. Plays the piano, tennis, and chess with varying degrees of accomplishment. Especially enjoys Saratoga, its bucolic surroundings, and its proximity to urban centers.

One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival by Donald Antrim - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781324005568
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 12th, 2021

On that April Friday Antrim precariously, and literally, held on to life on a Brooklyn rooftop. His subsequent survival, which he recounts with unadorned honesty, has been a harsh struggle illuminated by bursts of hope. Antrim's story is ultimately a gift to those affected by compulsions to end it all. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Trees: A Novel by Percival Everett - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450642
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 21st, 2021

Graphic, surreal tale of racism and revenge. The stunted yokels of Money, Mississippi are shocked when horribly mutilated White corpses appear. Two Black investigators rile them up even more, but there are no tangible suspects, and soon the killings spread far beyond Mississippi. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten - Book Review

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By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641291675
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Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Diabolically clever interwoven stories about a sweet, 88-year old Swede named Maud. Everyone is very fond of her, but when she's around, all through her life, someone always seems to wind up badly hurt, or dead. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals--Lessons in Living and Loving by Cynthia A. Branigan - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781101871959
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Published: Pantheon - September 28th, 2021

When the disturbing, surreal spectacle of diving horses finally concluded in 1980, Branigan bought Gamal, the last equine to take the plunge. In her blue-ribbon narrative, Branigan describes how her dedication to Gamal, and eventually hundreds of other animals, was profusely repaid by their own unfettered devotion. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Second Mrs. Astor: A Novel of the Titanic by Shana Abe - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781496732040
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - August 31st, 2021

Engaging historical fiction about a teenage girl who marries the richest man in the world. But it's not all smooth sailing: he's more than twice her age, snobbish high society objects, and the sailing gets rockier when they board the Titanic. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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