September 2017

The Moviegoer

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ISBN: 9780375701962
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 1998

Binx Bolling is as typical a fellow as can be: 1950s middle-class stock broker who never strays far from home, and is content with his banal lifestyle. However, he is as existentially self-aware as a Dostoevsky's Ivan or Raskolnikov, and struggles to remain connected to reality, despite the listlessness of life and the movie theater threatening to tear him away from himself.

 

Matthew


Cuz

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ISBN: 9781631493119
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Published: Liveright - September 5th, 2017

Harvard professor Danielle Allen tells the story of her cousin Michael, who spent much of his life in prison and died a victim of violent crime. A powerful exploration of race, class, and the problems of the justice system that grapples with the limitations of love and good intentions.

Sarah


The Dry

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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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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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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


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