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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781476777405
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2016

350,000 texts were smuggled to safety by a group of brave souls - saving them from destruction by Al Qaeda. To put that number into perspective: we have approximately 49,000 books here in this store. Picture that. A thrilling and important read! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons: Half-@ssing It All Year Long by Alicia Ybarbo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419714047
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 5th, 2016

Admit it. There is a little of her in all of us. Embrace the fact that you made it through the day with your sanity somewhat intact! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Stopped Heart

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ISBN: 9780062409324
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 29th, 2016

Moving to a small cottage is what Mary and Graham hope will help them heal from a recent tragedy. It doesn't take long however for Mary to realize something is just not right. Is it her grief causing her to see things? Hear things? Or is it something darker that has been lingering & waiting just for her for over 100 years? If you enjoy the works of Jennifer McMahon, this is a must have. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Night Sister

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ISBN: 9780804169974
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Published: Anchor - March 8th, 2016

In 1950's Vermont, the rural Tower Motel is in it's heyday and home to two very different sisters, Ruth and Sylvie. In 1961 Sylvie vanishes. During the summer of 1989, Ruth's daughter Amy and her best friends Piper and Margot begin to investigate the mystery of Aunt Sylvie. What they discover leaves their friendship in ruins. Now in 2013, Amy and her young family are living at the derelict motel when the sinister past shatters the lives of all three women. A fantastic paranormal thriller from the author of The Winter People. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


A is for Arsenic

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ISBN: 9781472911308
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - September 8th, 2015

Christie's experience as an apothecary's assistant during WW1 was the beginning of her love affair with poison. Though her methods of murder varied, 14 poisons used to dispatch victims are examined here, as well as the crimes themselves. A must have for fans of Dame Agatha! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Devil's Detective

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ISBN: 9780804172929
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Published: Anchor - February 9th, 2016

A gritty, disturbing and raw murder mystery set against the backdrop of a Hell so brutal that even Hieronymous Bosch would be unnerved. An amazing first novel that grabs the reader from the first page. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


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