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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

This is the book you will lose your weekend to and then recommend to everyone you know. Damnation Spring is about logging redwoods, families in conflict, a community in crisis, the environment, public health, the local economy, and the fine line between right and wrong. An astonishing debut and cause for celebration. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Morningside Heights: A Novel by Joshua Henkin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524748357
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Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

Pru and Spence have a stable and loving marriage and lead fulfilling and interesting lives until Spence's diagnosis with Alzheimer's in his late fifties. His illness ends his career and erodes his independence while Pru must learn to live a life centered on caregiving while deriving what pleasure she can from her greatly altered life. Each character in Henkin's wonderful novel is perfectly authentic. An intimate and fascinating exploration of a marriage in inevitable crisis. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Infinite Country: A Novel by Patricia Engel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982159467
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Slender and powerful, Infinite Country strikes the perfect balance between harsh reality and lyric beauty. I was deeply moved by this story of a splintered Colombian family trying to compose their lives and find a home in both Bogota and the United States. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250759665
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 2nd, 2021

It has everything you want in a literary crime thriller. Perplexing questions and big reveals. Great dialogue and page-burning plot development. Strong characters to pull for with all your heart, even as they do bad things. The strongest, most maddening, most desperately in need of a break, is the champion of the story, Duchess Day Radley, a thirteen year old outlaw from a family afflicted by tragedy. A triumphant breakout novel from a gifted writer. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Humans by Brandon Stanton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

The photographer who produced the blockbuster, Humans of New York, broadens his mission to a global scale. Images and stories from over forty countries create a rich and rewarding monograph to dip into when you need a little perspective. These simple pictures of average people, aka humans, from all over the world is a welcome and heartening reminder of what we all have in common. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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