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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.

The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada - Book Review

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By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228855
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 29th, 2019

No one knows what is made at the factory. No one knows where it begins or ends. Three workers don't know why they proofread texts, shred documents, or study moss at the factory. Odd black birds live near a river on factory property. It's very hard to keep track of time at the factory. It's even harder to remember who you are. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Foul Is Fair: A Novel by Hannah Capin - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239549
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 4th, 2020

Lady MacBeth is blazingly reimagined as a savage 16-year old SoCal girl. The St. Andrew's prep school boys messed with her, not knowing she'd return, regally, with nails like razors, blood on her lips, cruelty in her heart, and her coven always in the wings. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Foe: A Novel by Iain Reid - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781501127441
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 2nd, 2019

An eerie tale of a physically and emotionally isolated couple, their off-kilter visitor, and a troubling proposition. The couple's relationship starts to fray, doubt and mistrust seep in, and the visitor becomes increasingly familiar and sinister. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation by Holly Jackson - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525573098
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Published: Crown - October 8th, 2019

The American Revolution was merely a warmup for 19th Century radicals desiring free love, open marriages, full gender and racial equality, shared property, universal passivism, and unfettered thought. While the hurly-burly of life painfully extinguished much of the radical flame, some embers smoldered then, and sparks still ignite today. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Ballpark: Baseball in the American City by Paul Goldberger - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780307701541
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

The parks where our national pastime is played are gloriously revealed in these insightfully written and beautifully illustrated pages. Ballparks, for over a century, have reflected and defined urban America by their sometimes tasteful and sometimes brutal architecture, by their relationship with surrounding buildings, streets, and highways, by their idiosyncrasies, and, at their heart, by furnishing a timeless green oasis. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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