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Valentina Cano
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Apocalypse All the Time by David S. Atkinson
  What would happen if there was an apocalypse almost
every other day? We would become used to it and even become bored with our
constant doom-and-gloom life. That is the premise of this unique novel that
creates a dystopian world that still does not feel a...

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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
I'm a bit conflicted in how I feel about this book. The starkness of the landscape in which it takes place and the grittiness of it appeals to me very much. I love a strong heroine, which Elka is, and I liked the writing style. The plot lines, however, get ...

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Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman
It’s hard to avoid comparisons with Tartt’s The Secret History. Both
novels take place in Ivy League schools and both involve a murder that
upends the main characters’ lives. this story, however, does have a
different way of tackling at the event, with t...

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Before the nightmare,
Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering,
blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to
purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal
mores are strictly o...

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Eleanor by Jason Gurley
    1985. The death of
Eleanor's twin sister tears her family apart. Her father blames her
mother for the accident. When Eleanor's mother looks at her, she sees
only the daughter she lost. Their wounded family crumbles under the
weight of their shared g...

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J by Howard Jacobson
Set in the future - a
world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or
visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and
terrifying. Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they
have come from or where...

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The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper
A stolen child. An ancient evil. A father’s descent. And the literary masterpiece that holds the key to his daughter’s salvation. This novel has all the
elements that I love: horror, demons, psychological terror, and an interesting
main character. The execu...

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Brother by Ania Ahlborn
Deep in the heart of
Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows
keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go
missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door.
Which is a good thin...

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Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark
  The irresistible illustrated diary of one very special London
dog--the perfect gift book for dog lovers of all stripes (and spots!) Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell--a whippet mixed
with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leap...
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