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Sarah Donner - Bookseller in Manchester

I'm a mother, rabid online gamer, bellydancer, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and voracious reader. I don't have television reception or know how to "tweet". My mother read me Poe at bedtime when I was little which has instilled in me a life long love of all things morbid and disturbing.

Calypso by David Sedaris - Book Review

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$22.40
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

Aging, mortality and giant turtles are just some of subjects that Sedaris tackles in his newest collection of essays that center on his family and their decades of putting the fun in dysfunction. I laughed, I cried and then laughed some more. Sedaris is a guilty pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374228194
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

Mike's love for Verity is undying. He has created the perfect life for them, with everything just so. Everything just for her. The fact that Verity left Mike for another man months ago makes no difference. Mike knows Verity. Knows this is just an elaborate new twist in their courtship. This is a fast paced spiral down the rabbit hole of infatuation and delusion. Where does facade of love crumble and the terror of obsession begin? ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir - Book Review

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 12th, 2018

The daughter of an Evangelical preacher, Essie Hicks has grown up on reality television. When Essie becomes pregnant the handlers of Six For Hicks need to decide what will be best for ratings, not what will be best for Essie. However, Essie has a plan of her own. An eye-opening novel in this age of the Kardashian's and Dugger's that will cause the reader to question if reality TV is in fact real. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


The Broken Girls by Simone St James - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780451476203
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Published: Berkley Books - March 20th, 2018

Idlewild Hall, the abandoned, rotting and perhaps haunted Vermont boarding school for "troubled girls" is the backdrop for this superbly crafted mystery. Past and present crimes weave together to create an eerie and unsettling read that is impossible to put down. I loved this book!!! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131632
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Published: Penguin Books - March 6th, 2018

This eerie tale of a newly widowed woman sent to live at her late husband's estate is Victorian Gothic at its best. Reminiscent of The Woman In Black and The Turn of the Screw, this book is best read with all the doors locked and lights on. Delightfully creepy. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


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