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The Dry

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105608
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2017

It's hot. So hot. And dry. Everything is dying. Gardens, farms, livestock.  Tensions are running high in this small Outback town.  You can feel it as you read. Then there is a terrible killing and past events are resurrected, dividing the town further.  The Dry is a bestselling stand alone mystery in Australia and Europe, set in the Australian draught of the 1980's. If you're not looking forward to cooler weather, this will definitely raise the temperature.

 

Susannah


The Art of Death

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$14.00
ISBN: 9781555977771
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 11th, 2017

Though this is billed as a book about writing, Danticat turns the topic into something so much more. This about how we talk and write about death, but also how we talk and write about life and how we understand what it means to have life and what it means to lose it. Definitely a great book for writers or readers who also want insight into the writing process, but also a powerful book for everyone.

Josh


Young Jane Young

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205041
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

When Aviva’s affair with the congressman she’s interning for is publicized, her life explodes. There’s only one thing to do: disappear and change her name. Told from three points of view, this is a story of strength, politics, growing up, and the standards society has for women at every phase of life. Oh, and it’s FUNNY.

 

Marika


Threads

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781786631732
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Published: Verso - June 20th, 2017

The Calais Jungle is a sprawling refugee camp in northern France filled with people desperate to enter the UK through the chunnel. Kate Evans chronicles her time spent volunteering there and the stories of some of the refugees she met. Raw and heartbreaking, this should be required reading.

Marika


Rules of Civility

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143121169
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

An excellent quick read for the last days of summer. The initial Gatsby feeling gives way to a story featuring compelling, straight shooting women. Surprises await and you'll even like the scoundrels. Great for book groups. Major bonus is the introductory chapters of Towles' splendid new book, A Gentleman In Moscow, tucked in at the end.

 

Molly


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