“packed with crucial climate-change information framed in fairly comprehensible terms. . . .
“Hornsby's vivid description of the Kansas bar would make Hemingway smile.”
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It is the end of August and Norah Ramsey, a single mom is raising her 15-year-old daughter, Violet in Raleigh, North Carolina. Norah, who is estranged from her mother Polly, hopes to make a better
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“eminently readable and emotionally intense.”
“Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”
Maeve Stephens, a 36-year-old sportswriter has just lost her job when the periodical she writes for claims bankruptcy.
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“Arianna Dagnino is to be complimented on her storytelling ability. She describes the beauty of South Africa through the careful choice of words, providing a cultural educa
“This is an author who never fails to entertain.”
“Too Fat to Go to the Moon mainly distinguishes itself by its lack of charm, insight, plot, humanity, or willingness to engage on any real intellectual level.
If you’ve read Mary Miller’s captivating debut, The Last Days of California—an eccentrically peopled coming-of-age tale—you might be expecting something similar from her second novel,
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“cleverly suffused with New York sensibilities, politics, pop culture, and celebrity as it seamlessly segues between fact and fiction.”
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“For readers who savor stories of relationships, redemption, and transformation, the Backman oeuvre virtually demands binge-reading.”