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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862


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The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

Lynn Lesperance, October 8, 2013

Love cheese? Intrigued by a way of life you thought was long gone?Then this just might be the book you have been looking for.
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China Bayles #21: Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert
China Bayles #21: Widow's Tears

Lynn Lesperance, April 24, 2013

The best of this series to date. Ruby, grieving and feeling overwhelmed with business and family issues, heads out of town for a few days to help a friend and to try and think about what it is she really wants to do with the rest of her life. Instead she ends up in the middle of the strangest situation she has ever come across. Meanwhile, another story is playing out in 1900 where Rachel Blackburn and her five children are caught in the Galveston Hurricane, the worst natural disaster in US History. This book is nearly impossible to put down and both tales are equally compelling. Read it!
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A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
A Week in Winter

Lynn Lesperance, April 17, 2013

The late Maeve Binchy unfailingly welcomed the reader into a comforting world where everyone knows everyone else and redemption is always close at hand. This last work is more a collection of short stories tied together through a big stone mansion cum hotel in rural Western Ireland, yet it works as a novel with all the gentle insights, acceptance of individual foibles, and just plain heart her readers have come to expect. So grab a cup of tea and a comfortable chair and go there, to Maeve's world, one last time
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Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
Easter Bunny Murder

Lynn Lesperance, March 18, 2013

Another fun visit in Tinker's Cove. The town's children are gathered for the annual Easter egg hunt outside the Van Vorst estate but plans change when the elderly woman's grandson, dressed as the Easter bunny collapses right in front of them. What is going on up at that mansion? Is old Mrs Van Vorst being abused? Why are members of her family starting to die in mysterious circumstances? Leave it to the intrepid Lucy Stone to get right in the middle of things - but will she be in time to prevent any more deaths?
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Lynn Lesperance, February 17, 2013

If you are of a delicate nature, easily offended, or terrified of squirrels, run far far away from this book. If, on the other hand, you enjoy snarky, bizarrish humor, this is the one for you. Jenny Lawson is hilarious.
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