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Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview

Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214


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Tinkers by Paul Harding

YongJae, February 22, 2013

This books exists in small fragments, in memories or poetic ramblings or reflections on nature. It succeeds in being even more in total than any of its lonely wanderings down the rabbit hole of early America are in part. What makes this book truly special, however, is in after earning the reader's empathy, asking of him whether or not the sum of the experiences is for the characters as fulfilling as it is for the reader. In Tinkers, Harding creates a vivid and heartfelt world full of nature, memories, and family. His diction is excellent and this book is worthy of praise.
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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers

YongJae, February 22, 2013

Two hired gun brothers sent from Oregon to San Francisco to carry out a killing, but of course things don't go as planned. McCarthy comparisons happening already, but the humour makes it feel more like Portis's True Grit (albeit darker), but with McCarthy's unflinching gaze at violence. Put it on the shelf beside Dexter's Deadwood, & Ron Hansen - best literary western I've read in recent memory.
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What Does the Sky Say? by Nancy Whi Carlstrom
What Does the Sky Say?

YongJae, February 22, 2013

This is one of the better childrens books I've come across. The illustrations are beautiful with the writing even more so. There's more than meets the eye here and while my daughter enjoyed it I think I'm going to read it to her again when she's just a little older.
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Love Is a Canoe by Ben Schrank
Love Is a Canoe

YongJae, February 22, 2013

At first, I thought I would not like the book, that it would be too hokey and folksy for me. In fact, the opposite happened. I fell in love with it. It rings so true and the couple could be any one of a million of us. The book tells the story from Emily's point of view, Peter's, and Peter's publisher. We get a first-hand view of the clawing and cat fighting int the publishing industry and for those involved in this enterprise, it rings pretty true. This is a wonderful book.
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