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Manuscript Found in Accra

With this book, Mr. Coelho continues his intermingling of faith, fable, and fiction.


Reboot

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sci-fi tinged YA title that takes place in a dystopian future with a scattering of teenage romance between a strong female protagonist and a puppy-like male lead.


The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

The Spark is a story of a Mother’s love and affection for her son and her children. The amount of strides and efforts she makes to create a life full of possibility for her children knows no bounds and it’s apparent on every page of this wonderful memoir.


The Smart One

An unassuming but far from vacuous domestic comedy, perfect for the beach or a long plane trip.


Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

Perfect for anyone who loved Volk’s first autobiographical effort, Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, or who enjoys the work of memoirists like Jeannette Walls or Grace Coddington.


Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Elias’s story captures powerfully the vulnerability of being an outsider and the deep yearnings to be a part of something, to fit in.


Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side
Bookslut : Harley Loco (April 05, 2013)

Someone badass enough to earn a nickname at Rikers Island definitely has stories to tell. But whether it's still too raw for her to face up to, or because the memories have been blunted by large volumes of pharmaceuticals, the dramatic effect of her tempestuous life is done in by the flat prose.


Wrecked

Wrecked is a sweet and sexy story that, despite some repetitive flaws, was charming and fun to read.


Taking Eve

I think Johansen just might be able to maintain this tension all the way through the trilogy because she has built such a sturdy foundation with this book.


Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood

The author does a solid job analyzing the birth and development of Dracula and illustrating the character traits Stoker cherry-picked from his wide circle of friends.


Nameless
Kirkus Reviews : Nameless (April 04, 2013)

A delicious treat for fairy-tale fans.


The Fever Tree

Readers might argue that the ending’s a bit weak when compared to the boldness of the rest of the story, but that’s a minor issue. Overall, this story’s a gem.


Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
Kirkus Reviews : Shocked (April 04, 2013)

Witty, tender and vividly nostalgic.


Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made

Despite some flaws, Bagli's sourcing is impressive, and readers will welcome his ability to make arcane investment dealings comprehensible.


Artful

Readers looking to Artful for a more direct, self-enclosed, James Wood-esque literary primer are bound to be disappointed. But for everyone else. . .here’s to a challenge!


The Burgess Boys: A Novel

It's because this novel is messy and wrinkled and digressive that it ultimately rings true. Don't look for "unity of effect" in The Burgess Boys; rather, savor the authenticity of imperfection.


The Flamethrowers: A Novel

An uncannily perceptive portrait of our culture — psychologically and philosophically astute, candid about class, art, sex and the position of women — with a deadly accuracy that recalls the young Joan Didion, and that, despite the precisely rendered historical backdrop, gives the story a timeless urgency.


Odds Against Tomorrow

An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege.


Reinventing Bach

As Elie suggests in his final chapter, the more technology makes solitude the essential condition of our era, the more apt Bach’s music appears to be. It is made for the present, and always has been; that is its essential mystery.


Wave

This is possibly the most moving book I have ever read about grief, but it is also a very, very fine book about love.