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Black Chalk

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250075550
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2015

 

The dreadful game of Yates' Black Chalk is fairly straightforward - a series of escalating dares with escalating consequences - but the narrative is not. Constantly flitting between past and present, this story kept me perpetually off balance, and I couldn't put it down. I dare you not to get caught up in this twisting tale.

Caleb


The Guest Book

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250110251
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

 

Perfect for long stretches of uninterrupted reading. .. this is THAT book which will transport the reader to another time and place. This is the story of the Milton family through generations as they face the challenges of their changing landscape. From the 1930’s to the present, issues of race and class impact their lives and create upheaval. Choices made and paths taken in earlier decades come to the surface and unsettle the current generation. In life, as in literature, we can not escape our past.

Ellen


Orange World and Other Stories

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780525656135
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

In this collection of short stories you'll find something eerie, magical, bizarre, and wonderful. All of these stories twist fantasy with reality for a perfect harmony. I'm a huge fan of Karen Russell, and this is probably my favorite story collection yet.

 

Heather


Circe

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ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

 

The value of this book – barely a year old – is already so well established that one feels almost superfluous recommending it. And yet in addition to the cinematic storytelling, the breathtaking power of her writing, the incredible solidity of her mythic figures, and the author’s formidable voice, one drifts through this book with the sense of being privy to a serene wisdom, its effects too enduring not to seek to share. Amidst eternity, quiet as the dawning sun, rising with steady and peaceful assurance, the book’s central question rings out: for what will we risk our hearts?

James


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