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Neverhome Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316370165
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

This novel recounts the story of an Indiana woman who assumes the guise of a man, Ash Thompson, to fight for the Union in the Civil War. The opening line, “I was strong and he was not so it was me went to war to defend the Republic” demonstrates how powerfully simply the author writes. No detail of the war or bloodshed is spared, including the gallows humor of men in battle, but the language is so beautiful, with the dialogue ringing so period true, that a perfect balance is struck.

 

 


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By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 2nd, 2016

When done right there's something magical about books told from the point of view of an animal. With this sensitive and lovely story Pennypacker carries the torch passed down from Felix Salten (Bambi) and Sterling North (Rascal). When Peter and his fox Pax are seperated by an impending war to be reunited both must face an epic journey that will test and ultimately redeem them. A great read for children of all ages.
 


Dear Committee Members Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780345807335
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Published: Anchor Books - June 23rd, 2015

This epistolary novel tells the story of Professor Jason Fitger who is busy navigating the back side of his own zeitgeist with something way less than grace. Fitger writes letter after letter full of passive aggressive bile that gradually reveal how he fell so far from favor. Laugh out loud funny, I recommend this book in the strongest possible terms.


Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781477311363
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

Read this book with a box of tissues handy as it is a wrenching story of loss but love this book because it's a spot on, heartfelt examination about the knotty ties of friendship. Even if you aren't familiar with Hersh or Chestnutt so long as you have had your heart good and broken you will get it.


You Will Know Me: A Gripping Novel of Stylish Psychological Suspense Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316231077
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 26th, 2016

A dark exploration of the world of competative gymnastics that explores the agony and urgency of desire, the unknowablility of others and the burden of expectation. A crime novel where the crime is only the catalyst for an exploration of a family's unraveling. You Will Know Me is Abbott at her very best.


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By John Williams, Michelle Latiolais (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590171981
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Published: New York Review of Books - January 16th, 2007

This unrelenting portrait of the greedy squandering of our precious natural resources is both a beautiful excursion into the heart of human darkness and a brutal story that squarely combats the myth of the West. A forerunner of Cormac McCarty, this is an underappareciated great that clamors for a wider audience.


The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250039576
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

The Lonely City is equal parts a memoir of moving solo to the big city and a criticism of visual artists (Darger, Hopper, Warhol) who prominantly feature lonliness in their work, this book is an unusual hybrid that totally works. My favorite book of 2016!


A Piece of the World Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356260
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 21st, 2017

While she is the subject of one of the most famous paintings of the 20th century, little is known about Christina Olson. This novel imagines her life hobbled by illness and familial obligation and how becoming an unwitting muse allowed her a freedom real life denied her.


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