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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307477477
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Published: Anchor Books - March 22nd, 2011

This novel tells the story of washed up music biz alums, Bennie and Sasha through everyone else in their lives. You hear from the uncle, the wife, the guy she went out on a date with that one time, and many more- all characters in them selves. A very innovative and well thought out method that weaves an interesting narrative about human connection. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel is great for book and music nerds alike. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


Grit by Gillian French - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062642554
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Published: Harper Teen - May 16th, 2017

This is a novel about the disappearance of a young woman and the strain a police investigation can put on family loyalty. There is quite a cast of characters, all strong independent women. Suspense will drive you through the story. The multiple story lines leave you wondering what is going to happen and how it is all going to come together in the end. Great summer read to breeze through. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735211179
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 29th, 2017

This book is brutal. It is dark and twisted and painful to read, but at the same time you will not be able to put it down. It gives you so many reasons to root for Turtle. The want to see her see her escape from her horrible situation is enough to get you to the end. This book is not for the faint of heart. The further I get away from reading it the more I appreciate the subtle complexity of the writing, the impressive description, and strong characters. It is the kind of novel that makes you feel everything. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781556594953
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016

I found myself engulfed in these poems. They put you in a place at a time, they give you characters that you seem to know even after only a few lines, and they make you think. They accomplish everything poetry is meant to accomplish. ~ Reviewed by Molly Haplin


The Girls by Emma Cline - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812988024
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Published: Random House Trade - May 9th, 2017

This novel is chilling. It is darker than it seems, but better than it seems in the same way. You will root for all the wrong characters, and they will all let you down but their journey is too fascinating to look away from. This book is about a trainwreck of people all just looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places. Good read. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


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