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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

All The Ugly and Beautiful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – 346 pages Book Blurb: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky […]

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Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – 305 pages Book Blurb: Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with […]

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Mischling

Mischling by Affinity Komar

Mischling by Affinity Konar– 344 pages Book Blurb: Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past. Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad. It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in […]

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Music For Wartime

Music For Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai

Music For Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai – 240 pages Book Blurb: Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, returns with a highly […]

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A Little Life

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – 720 pages Book Blurb: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry […]

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The Mathematician's Shiva

The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

The Mathematician’s Shiva – by Stuart Rojstaczer – 366 pages Book Blurb: Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium […]

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