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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.

Ulysses (Vintage International) by James Joyce - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780679722762
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Published: Vintage - June 16th, 1990

Stimulating, exasperating, erudite, preposterous, maddening, funny, frolicsome, dirty, disreputable, challenging, sensory, lusty, loony, long, long, long, luxuriant revelation of Life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Chances Are . . .: A novel by Richard Russo - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947746
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Published: Knopf - July 30th, 2019

Three 66-year old men gather in Martha's Vineyard, where decades earlier they spent an unforgettable weekend. They had just graduated from college, and were off to marriages, careers, Vietnam. A girl was with them. They were all in love. She left without saying goodbye. What are the chances of finding her now? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution by Denise Kiernan - Book Review

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781683691273
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

James Madison and Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Alexander Hamilton and Jacob Broom, and dozens of other men labored in the sweltering summer of 1787 with a rare goal. After nearly four months of persuasion, politicking, and perseverance, a document of striking originality emerged, and survives, with amendments, to this day: the United States Constitution. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence by Denise Kiernan - Book Review

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781683691266
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

Delightful dossiers of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. For every luminary like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, there stand George Clymer, Carter Braxton, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and other forgotten patriots that deserve remembrance for willingly placing their fortunes, their families, and their lives at risk with their signatures. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Triumph of the Spider Monkey by Joyce Carol Oates - Book Review

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$9.95
ISBN: 9781785656774
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Published: Hard Case Crime - July 16th, 2019

A crazed guitarist, lust for fame, a gleaming machete, threats, blood: the Spider Monkey spits out his life. His blade penetrates, twists, and turns, and survivors are left to wash away the stain. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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