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Comics For a Strange World by Reza Farazmand

     With sparseness and simplicity, Comics For A Strange World, reminds us of the beautiful absurdity in being alive. Whether the narrator is a smoking ghost, a caveman or a pigeon, Farazmand uses blunt honesty to delve into both common … Continue reading

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Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon returns in top form with Moonglow, a riveting and thought-provoking novel… or is it a memoir? This sweeping familial tale, told via the deathbed recollections of a character the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather,” is neither … Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

With a message both mournful and life-affirming, When Breath Becomes Air chronicles a young doctor’s journey from literature student to promising neurosurgeon and finally to a patient in his own hospital after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Always … Continue reading

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Dietland by Sarai Walker

Who has ever read a fashion magazine, contemplated a diet, bought a lipstick? This book is for you! The heroine is Plum, not yet 30 but already a veteran of the fight to measure up to body images popularized in … Continue reading

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Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Page

OMG I just loved this book! Imagine that a second girl from Kansas was swept away to OZ. But the OZ she arrives in is falling apart – literally. The color seems to have been dulled, and there is a … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr Day

It’s finally here!  Anthony Doerr Day!  Have you heard the news? Today is pub day for Doerr’s brilliant new novel, All the Light We Cannot See.  It’s a magnificent novel, tightly constructed, nuanced, and featuring lovely, likeable young protagonists set … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (review)

If you’ve ever worked in a bookstore (or wondered what kind of exotic creatures work in bookstores),  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a good place to start. Our title character is the depressed, widowed owner of an indie … Continue reading

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We Are Water by Wally Lamb (review)

Wally Lamb combines complex characters and an intricate plot with an array of contemporary topics and timeless issues to produce this engrossing novel.  A wife and mother leaves her family to pursue an artistic career and an unconventional relationship.  A … Continue reading

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland is the story of two brothers. We begin by watching these brothers as children growing up in a post-independence India. We are taken through vivid images of a changing landscape in India, politically, physically and emotionally. One brother … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Recommendations

We were asked to write up some summer reading recommendations for Sun Press, and to include some classics as well as more recent titles.  Thought we’d share that list here, too.  Enjoy! We Are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen … Continue reading

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