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The Twenty-Year Death

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ISBN: 9780857689184
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Published: Hard Case Crime - August 6th, 2013

Three novels, each in the style of a classic detective novelist, combine to tell one story. Simenon, Chandler, and Thompson, watch over the life of American author Shem Rosenkrantz as death and tragedy follow him throughout his life. This is a must for fans of classic and contemporary detective novels and for anyone who enjoys old stories told in new ways.

Josh


New School

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ISBN: 9781606996447
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Published: Fantagraphics - July 5th, 2013

Weird and beautiful, New School is Dash Shaw’s unique riff on the boy adventure story. Set in a world where themes parks are major aspects of culture on an island where a visionary is trying to create a time-traveling park that lets visitors experience major historic moments...That’s the thing about Dash Shaw. Even after you’ve arrived, you’re never quite sure where you’ve been. New School is another great work from an important and unique voice in graphic novels.

Josh


Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

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ISBN: 9781419705328
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 7th, 2013

You've read The Fault In Our Stars & are looking for something lighter, funnier, nihilistic, tangential, & self-deprecating, with more realism & Werner Herzog. You open this book & find a deeply flawed teenager, obsessed with filmmaking, trying to avoid a forced friendship with his acquaintance recently diagnosed with Leukemia. You don’t like him, but you can relate. You are horribly sad when this book ends because it has a sneaky hidden depth. Your trusty bookseller friend says, "One of my favorite books this year!" and she was right.

Jill


For Darkness Shows the Stars

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ISBN: 9780062006158
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 2nd, 2013

Take two intrepid heroes of the Austen persuasion. Add a few spaceships, class division, rampant genetic engineering, and a dollop of romance. Stir until potent. Diana  Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars is a lush, poetic reimagining of Jane Austen's Persuasion, an adaptation both familiar and surprising in turn. If Jane Austen and science fiction are your cups of tea, this book is for you.

Rebecca


Letters from Skye

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ISBN: 9780345542601
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 9th, 2013

A love affair that crosses two continents and encompasses two wars begins with a chatty letter from David, a young American to his new favorite poet, Elspeth Dunn, sent in 1912. The book is a novel-in-letters, a complicated and passionate story that Elspeth's daughter pieces together while the bombs begin to fall on Britain in 1940.

Sarah


The Illusion of Separateness

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ISBN: 9780062112248
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Published: Harper - June 11th, 2013

A stunning story that will grip you from the opening scene. The writing flows like poetry, and each word is meant to be savored. The characters are connected through time by one man's single thoughtful act during WW2. The atmosphere is beautiful, peaceful, and rough, and leaves the reader reeling in the quiet mystery and drama of how actions do resonate through time. A book to be read twice and to be given to friends.

Megan


Slow Horses

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ISBN: 9781569476437
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Published: Soho Constable - June 1st, 2010

This is the first in a series of clever, darkly humorous, and cynical modern spy novels featuring the inmates of Slough House, all MI5 agents who have failed spectacularly in some way and are relegated to the most mind numbing tasks in the hope they will resign from the service.  However, ambition, denial and events conspire to put them back in the game again and the result is highly addictive.  Herron is a modern Le Carre from the world of office cubicles, downsizing and wry, obscure British TV.  The second book in the series, Dead Lions, is even better.

Susannah


The President's Daughter

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ISBN: 9780312374884
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 22nd, 2008

Meg Powers likes her life just the way it is. This is unfortunate, considering that her mother has just decided to run for president. Worse, Meg is pretty sure her mother is going to win. The President's Daughter is the first installment in one of my favorite under-appreciated young adult series. Readers will discover a smart and savvy heroine in Meg, as well as a nuanced and sympathetic family dynamic set against the backdrop of a national political campaign. Perfect for fans of complex and compelling contemporary young adult fiction.

Rebecca


TransAtlantic

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ISBN: 9781400069590
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Published: Random House - June 4th, 2013

Author of the bestselling Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann weaves three seemingly disparate stories into one:  the visit of Frederick Douglass to Ireland in 1845 where he sees the famine firsthand and meets a young Irish girl who flees her homeland for America; the flight across the Atlantic by two World War I veterans in 1919; and the trials of former Senator George Mitchell, as he tries to broker an Irish peace in 1998.  This book is a brilliant combination of fact and fiction written by a master craftsman.

Nathan

 


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