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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735222359
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Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

The Lincoln Highway is set in 1954 America as a young man, having just finished serving a sentence in a juvenile detention facility, returns home to gather his younger brother and his only material possession, a Studebaker, and fulfill his plan for a better life. He is forced to follow a wild detour before he logs his first mile. Working within a time period of only ten days, Towles creates a story of epic proportions. A road novel, a hero's journey, and a richly textured folk tale with a Twain-like feeling, Towles's latest novel is sure to delight his fans. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Strange Flowers: A Novel by Donal Ryan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780143136392
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Published: Penguin Books - June 15th, 2021

Another mesmerizing novel from a great Irish author. A young woman disappears from her small village in 1973 without so much as leaving a note. Her parents are left to imagine the worst. Five years later she returns. As the gaps are filled and the future unfolds, Ryan weaves an intricate, musical, beautifully written tale. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Guide: A novel by Peter Heller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525657767
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Published: Knopf - August 24th, 2021

As he has done in his previous novels, Heller expertly mixes maximum thrills with expressive nature writing as he returns readers to the life of Jack, the tragic hero of The River. In his new job as a guide at an exclusive fishing lodge, Jack often asks himself "what could be better" as he spends his hours on a prime stretch of trout water. It takes little time at all for him to notice that something seems off at Kingfisher Lodge though. And as he and his client uncover the resort's peculiarities to reveal pure evil, you might ask yourself, "what could be worse?" ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316592550
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 26th, 2021

A curmudgeonly misfit from Stockholm, well-read and nagged by romantic notions of polar exploration, finds his way to a harsh outpost north of the Arctic circle. After he is maimed in a mining accident, he retreats farther north to a fjord where he subsists in a barren and beautiful landscape. Debut author Miller then takes this sad, broken character living in desperate isolation and creates a stunning meditation on friendship, compassion and familial love. I fell deeply in love with this beautiful, heart-swelling novel. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Site Fidelity: Stories by Claire Boyles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393531824
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 15th, 2021

Claire Boylan's debut collection of stories is so strong, I marveled at the depth and assurance of her writing. All of these stories take place somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and most involve characters with a strong connection to the landscape. Whether writing about the bonds of sisterhood, men working the oil fields, the fragile nature of a mother/daughter relationship, or sage grouse habitat, every sentence rings true. Boylan is a new voice to celebrate. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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