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Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore Charlie Asher, widowed father, death merchant, beta male, is back. One year following his heroic death fighting harpies and saving San Francisco from the forces of darkness (A Dirty Job), Charlie finds his soul trapped in a 14-inch-tall body that looks like something out of a nightmare. Meanwhile, his sister Cassie and her wife are ... Read More »

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon In his first novel in seven years, National Book Award finalist Chaon has created another of those twilight realms of which he is an indisputable master… If the definition of eeriness is indeed “strange, suspicious, and unnatural,” the definers of the genre (Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Shirley Jackson, Peter Straub, et al.) have a worthy ... Read More »

Three Days in January by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney Explores Eisenhower’s last days in office, especially his sense of needing to prepare JFK for the “fate of the civilized world” and brace him against the military-driven mindset. Unlike his relations with his own predecessor, Harry Truman, which were strained and chilly, the World War II hero ... Read More »

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly On a trip home to Hampton, Virginia, Shetterly stumbled upon an overlooked aspect of American history that is almost mythic in scope. As the daughter of an engineer who became a highly respected scientist, she was ... Read More »

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin British writer Daisy Goodwin’s novel Victoria is a delicious introduction to the young monarch’s world. A companion to the PBS series of the same name, it tells the story of Victoria’s personal and political struggles after her ascension to the throne. Goodwin’s engaging style is immediately captivating, and she deftly brings fresh life to a story familiar ... Read More »

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott Derringer Award-winning author Abbott (Concrete Angel) has delivered a fresh look at the disintegration of Detroit as seen through the lens of a camera. Less a suspense novel than the plot summary may imply, it is instead a detailed account of one woman battling her inner demons against the backdrop of a city that ... Read More »

Oscar Nominations

Oscar Nominations – A Select List  Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight *WINNER Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea *WINNER Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling – La La Land Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington – Fences Actor in ... Read More »

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper During the worst drought of the century, Federal agent Aaron Falk is called back to Kiewarra, a small town in West Australia, to investigate a murder-suicide. His high school friend Luke Hadler appears to have murdered his wife and son before killing himself: another farmer pushed to the brink by the punishing weather. As a ... Read More »

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Glamorous and ambitious Lillian Boxfish was celebrated in front-page articles in 1931 as “the highest paid advertising woman in America” . . . Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney’s nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor. – Booklist   Read More »


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