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We Are Called to Rise Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781476738963
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

A book set in Las Vegas about immigrants and war veterans doesn't really ring my bell. But on the advice of another bookseller I gave this book a shot. WOW!!! Each Character's voice is very dear to me now -their challenges so real and seemingly insurmountable. I found I had more in common with their struggles than I would have imagined. I love and care about these folks now, and truly hope they will be OK


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Sharp Objects Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307341556
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2007

If I were so inclined I would have carved the words GOOD BOOK in my skin when I finished. A Missouri town has lost two smart and lively tweens to murder.Sent to snoop around is reporter Camille Preaker, a hometown girl who never wanted to go back. Disturbingly the details of the murders intertwine with Camille's past. This is a dark and fascinating story. Why did the killer need the little girl's teeth?


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Still Life with Bread Crumbs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400065752
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Published: Random House - January 28th, 2014

When I read an Anna Quindlen book I feel like I've put on and old pair of shoes... so easy-going and comfortable. This book is about a world-famous photographer struggling to regain her professional groove. Although she is surrounded by the dazzle of New York City, she retreats to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. In this environment she is able to find inspiration and start another rewarding phase of her life. Going nowhere got her somewhere!


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Summer House with Swimming Pool Cover Image
By Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780804138819
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Published: Hogarth - June 3rd, 2014

Who are good guys and who are bad guys? It is very hard to tell. But the interesting guys... that's easy...everyone! Once again Koch has assembled a most unlikeable lot who will both amuse and disgust you. As they amble through their summer vacation thse accomplished and affluent characters slide from sophistication into a lot of ugly stuff! Bring it on Herman Kock! You reallly know how to find the worst in people!