Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Chechnya in the mid 1990’s is a brutal war torn place. Sonja Rabina has returned there from studying in the US and now works in a small shell of what once was a large and busy hospital in her hometown. … Continue reading

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

What would you do to defend your son from allegations that he killed someone? What if you were a district attorney and it was your son who was the accused? In Defending Jacob Landay follows one family as they struggle … Continue reading

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The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

The Gods of Gotham is a police procedural set in 1845-just at the time when New York decides it needs a police force and the NYPD is born.  Timothy Wilde, the main character, was a barman but when his bar … Continue reading

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Plainsong and Eventide by Kent Haruf

Plainsong and Eventide by Kent Haruf are related novels about small town life in a fictional town called Holt, Colorado. Using this quintessentially American farming community as his base, Haruf examines what it means to be family and be connected … Continue reading

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