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A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553394399
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2016

A story that spans three generations of the Whitshanks, a loving but troubled family living in the suburbs of Baltimore. As they go through the trials and tribulations that come with building a family, the process of aging, and the daily struggle to find a purpose, each Whitshank follows their own path to self discovery while maintaining a strong familial bond. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525432722
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Published: Vintage - May 19th, 2020

A perfect collection of short stories from the hilariously brilliant mind of the creator of Bojack Horseman. These stories are heartbreaking, heartwarming, and wonderfully bizarre. Once you're done reading them you'll crave more of the variety of subjects such as drunk superheroes, presidential themed amusement parks, and minion wristwatches. It's a definite must read for all who love delightfully eccentric material. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) by Becky Chambers - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

An adorable and fun novella from the brilliant Sci-Fi writer Becky Chambers! On a far off moon called Panga, humans have rebuilt society after a mass migration of robots left the cities for a simpler life in the wilderness. When a young monk named Dex, who's searching for their purpose in life, stumbles upon a curious robot named Mosscap an adventure ensues that teaches them both many things about friendship and personal growth. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781643750972
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 26th, 2022

A tale of young love that's put to the test by centuries old prejudice and survival of the wilderness. Cindra is 16 when she's sent to a reform camp, where she meets and quickly falls in love with Lucky. Their love story spans decades as they grow and change together after escaping into the outback of Montana evading the local racist cops, and their struggle to survive amongst the elements of nature. Roorbach is masterful at capturing the innocence and overwhelming power of falling in love, combined with his gorgeous visual imagery of the Montana terrain. Definitely a contender for my favorite book of 2022! ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau by Ben Shattuck - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781953534040
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Published: Tin House Books - April 19th, 2022

An inventive, funny, and beautifully descriptive journey through a man's memory as he follows the famous path previously walked by Henry David Thoreau traveling through nature and self reflection. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


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