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Radiance of Tomorrow

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ISBN: 9780374535032
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 6th, 2015

I can't recommend this highly enough. Written almost poetically, Beah tells of the rebuilding and subsequent demise of a small, war-ravaged town in Sierra Leone. The story here is not the war, however, or its aftermath, but the determination of people to make a home and maintain the life they once knew - no matter the current circumstances. Storytelling is a major theme through the book, and it is written like it would be told; matter-of-factly, but with an unending undercurrent of hope. In the words of one of the town elders, we must always strive for "the radiance of tomorrow". ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott


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ISBN: 9780812980332
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 6th, 2014

This is a GREAT weekend read - a light(ish) and highly entertaining novel about two psychic twin sisters, one of whom has embraced her capabilities and the other who has done everything she can to hide them. The twist here is that the protagonist can often be one of the more frustrating characters, which serves to give the story an added level of depth and interest. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott

Brain on Fire

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ISBN: 9781451621389
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2013

Absolutely fascinating. In the winter/spring of 2009, up and coming New York Post journalist Susannah Cahalan begins to feel and act strangely - displaying symptoms of paranoia and eventually, psychosis. She winds up in the epilepsy wing of a New York hospital for a month - a month she has no memory of. With her health rapidly declining and her family (and doctors) at a loss, the fight for her life begins. Now safely on the other side of her mysterious illness, Cahalan uses her journalistic chops to tell her story. This is a brave and enlightening work - highly recommended! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott

We Are Water

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ISBN: 9780061941030
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

If you are already a fan of Lamb's intense, character driven narratives, you won't be disappointed by this utterly engrossing novel, which tackles the myriad of issues haunting family - all of which come to a head at the matriarch's wedding to another woman. If you are new to Lamb's writing, this is a great place to start! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott

This House is Haunted

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ISBN: 9781590516799
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Published: Other Press - October 8th, 2013

SPOOKY. A combination between Susan Hill's The Woman in Black and Guillermo Del Toro's Mama. A young woman moves to the country to become a governess to two young children - only to discover upon her arrival that the children seem to live in the rambling house by themselves...or do they? Leave the lights on for this one. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

When middle-schooler Bee's precocious, eccentric genius of a mother goes missing after a failed intervention, she and her father do their best to unravel Bernadette's increasingly (seemingly) irrational behavior and the secrets behind her sudden departure, right before a long-awaited family trip to Antarctica. A perfect weekend or vacation read! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Walcott


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