November 2015

The Art Forger

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ISBN: 9781616203160
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 21st, 2013

A novel about a young woman who is asked to paint a reproduction of one of the stolen paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, although questions arise about how her copy may be related to the stolen original. The writing about art is absolutely breathtaking, and there are a few subplot threads that intersect and weave together a gorgeous narrative.

Tildy

 


Riding Home

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ISBN: 9781250033512
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2015

The joys and benefits of the horse-human relationship have long been espoused, but here, natural horseman Hayes goes a step further into the scientific and clinical reasons behind the success of therapeutic horsemanship programs. Wounded Warriors, autistic youth, those who have suffered domestic abuse are some of those who have been emotionally transformed by relationships with horses. Fascinating reading which should turn any skeptic into a lifelong horse lover, I hope.

Susannah

 


Cosmos

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ISBN: 9780802145628
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Published: Grove Press - November 15th, 2011

“It will be difficult to continue this story of mine. I don’t even know if it is a story. It is difficult to call this a story, this constant ... clustering and falling apart ... of elements ...”. Leaving Warsaw on foot, Witold, our neurotic and sputtering narrator, would like to escape the Polish bourgeoisie. Instead he finds himself trapped in a rural inn, with his increasingly absurd obsessions. A pleasure akin to that of reading Flann O’Brien, Kafka, Bruno Schulz.

Jamie

 


Welcome to Night Vale

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ISBN: 9780062351425
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2015

Jackie has been 19 for decades while her friends went to college and grew up without her. Diane's teenaged son is moody and also a shapeshifter. Night Vale is a town where the impossible occurs every day, hooded figures lurk in the Forbidden Dog Park, and the Glow Cloud (ALL HAIL) is on the school board. This book is incredibly strange in all the best ways.

Shana


Lafayette In the Somewhat United States

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ISBN: 9781594631740
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Sarah Vowell is certainly not your typical historian. There's been some great colonial history published in the past few years, but hers is chatty, sassy, snarky, and hilarious and thus eminently readable. Lafayette really was as great a friend of the United States as he's chalked up to be, and this unconventional and insightful recounting of his adventures is combined with a larger view of the dysfunction of the early US government and its often inept political and military establishments.

David

 


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