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The Behavior of Love: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501183508
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

This novel has become a part of my language, and is lodged between my ribs. Set in 1970s Boulder, Montana, the story follows three people trying to find themselves, each other, and their own paths.  Beautiful.

--Mara


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A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091771
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

This ia an intricate tale of how people deal with grief, loss and love. Fromm's grasp of how the inner monologue expresses itself sets this book apart. With a cast of colorful characters, this story is rich with love and heartbreak. It will rock you to the core.

--Randi


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The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062678423
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 5th, 2019

Fans of psychological suspense will love this book.  A housebound woman see a crime ouut her window...or did she? Very Hitchcockian--but with an unforgetable, shocking ending!

--Tamsen


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Lanny: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978402
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 14th, 2019

Max Porter has written an insightful novel about an English village-its ignored history, and its soon to prove tragic present. Permeated by Dead Papa Toothwort, a fascinating  vision of Green Man, and peopled with finely drawn characters, Porter illuminates the precarious basis for our perceptions, relationships, and thus the very nature of "reality."  Those who perceive the sham, are either ostracized as "nutters", or must hide to survive our modern world.

--Shawn


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

If a romance between the U.S.'s First Son and the UK's Prince of Wales appeals to you, you won't be disappointed by this book.  Hot. Political and full of love letters (emails). Perfect summer reading.

--Mara


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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560371
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Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019

The poet Carolyn Forche has written a beautiful and intellectually honest book. Ostensibly a memoir, it is really a haunting biography of the complicated and brave people she met on numerous visits to El Salvador during its decent into unfathomable violence and chaos in the late 1970s and early 1980.  A mysterious figure from El Salvador appeared on her California doorstep  solely to convince her that she had a role to play in the coming war. She told him that she was only a poet. That, he informed her, was why he came. Not all poets can write such prose, but Forche has crafted a masterful and compelling work.

--Shawn