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The Tsar of Love and Techno

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ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth Press - July 19th, 2016

 

It took me too long to take this book seriously because of the unique title, and I'm still mad at myself for taking so long to read it. This book expertly weaves together the stories of people from across  both time and the vast country of Russia. We meet a man working to censor pieces of art, a museum curator, a thug from a small Siberian town, an actress, and many others that all flawlessly form a larger picture of Russian culture and experiences.

Cissa


P S I Miss You

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ISBN: 9781250123480
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 6th, 2018

 

This book shares the moving tale of a young girl dealing with her strict religious family's reaction to her sister's sin, which ended in her being sent away. Trying to come to terms with the situation, she begins writing her sister letters and ends up finding herself along the way. This book deals with heavy subject matters and I would not recommend it to children under 11.

Cissa


Annihilation

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ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 4th, 2014

 

This book captured me from the very beginning and never let me go. The horror-ecological-sci-fi (my new hybrid genre) aspects of the book made me feel claustrophobic in a thrilling way as I raced to finish, staying up all night in the process. This first book in Vandermeer's trilogy has us following a stoic biologist who enters into an alien world where nature has taken back what mankind has ruined, with deadly results.

Cissa


The Wicked Deep

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ISBN: 9781481497343
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 6th, 2018

 

Penny lives in a small town that is still haunted by its decision to drown three young women two hundred years ago for enchanting the local men. Now, every year the spirits of the women they killed come back and drown the young boys of the village in retribution. But what happens when Penny falls for a newcomer who seems to be drawing more attention than is safe for this small town in the midst of drowning season.

Cissa


The Man Without a Face

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ISBN: 9781594486517
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

After living in the center of Moscow during the 2012 presidential election, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about Putin's election and his initial rise to power. I was amazed after reading Masha's brilliant reporting of just how much was going on behind the scenes. This scathing book doesn't pull any punches and anyone who follows current events should give it a read.

Cissa


1Q84

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ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

The novel unfurls into a twisting mass of parallel lives and fated occurrences. Just when the reader believes they are finally on the path of truth, Murakami masterfully unearths new connections and twists, keeping you on your toes. As with the characters, the reader finds themselves falling into a new world and back again, making each person reconsider the reality around them.

Cissa


1Q84

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$14.40
ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

The novel unfurls into a twisting mass of parallel lives and fated occurrences. Just when the reader believes they are finally on the path of truth, Murakami masterfully unearths new connections and twists, keeping you on your toes. As with the characters, the reader finds themselves falling into a new world and back again, making each person reconsider the reality around them.

Cissa


Meddling Kids

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ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 11th, 2017

The universally understood reference in the title of Edgar Cantero’s newest novel stands in juxtaposition to the gritty and realistic nature of the story within, where we see our heroes 10-years on, dealing with PTSD and disillusionment. I couldn't put this book down!

Cissa


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

There have been a number of autopsies on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency, but few have had the advantage of the inside access that was granted to Allen & Parnes. Shattered allows the reader to experience the blow-by-blow failures of Clinton's campaign that often got swept under the rug. As compared to Clinton's own book that hit shelves in September, Shattered gives an insider look into the campaign with the advantage of an outsider perspective.

Cissa


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