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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »

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Kind One by Laird Hunt
Kind One

Elissa Mann, May 8, 2013

Kind One is very unique and unlike any novel I had previously read involving slavery, class, and injustice in the American south. It covers about 100 years of the happenings and tragedies, told from multiple perspectives. Laird Hunt's writing is dreamlike and poetic, yet also brutally honest in discussing the horrors and redemption of one particular family. Highly recommend!
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Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns

Elissa Mann, March 27, 2013

Entertaining, thought-provoking, often frustrating, John Green's novel sheds light on the high school experience, first love, and growing up. Although the teenage jargon gets to be a bit much and the story drags in parts, Paper Towns is a modern and relevant bildungsroman that is worth a read.
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Pieces for the Left Hand: Stories by J. Robert Lennon
Pieces for the Left Hand: Stories

Elissa Mann, January 21, 2013

Short stories have always been my favorite, and these ones in particular are gold! Only a page or two long, they are brief, real life stories one might tell to a friend over coffee or to entertain guests at dinner. Many are funny, some are nostalgic, and still others are downright strange. But they are all carefully crafted and wonderfully to the point.
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