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Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
"Having recently exited Hell, Stark is rather peeved at those who had sent him there for eleven years, and is eager for revenge. He has a fondness for stealing cars and making mayhem. Los Angeles comes in for some laugh-out-loud funny noir treatmen..." Read more of this review »
Gemma and 89 other people liked Will Byrnes's review of The Weight of a Moment:
The Weight of a Moment by Michael  Bowe
It was my own personal theory that most lifetimes could be summed up by ten to twenty moments, meaningful snippets ranging from a handful of seconds to a few spins around the clock face that contained both the best and worst of one’s character an...
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Gemma and 70 other people liked Paige's review of Stateway's Garden: Stories:
Stateway's Garden by Jasmon Drain
"All of the stories revolve around or are somehow related to Tracy and Jacob, two brothers growing up in the Stateway Gardens.
Tracey and his older brother, Jacob, know nothing other than growing up in Chicago’s building project the Stateway Garden..." Read more of this review »
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Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens
" “Boady, the men who beat and murdered those people for all those years, do you think they simply disappeared because someone passed a law?”

An African-American woman, Lida Poe, goes missing in the small town of Jessup, Missouri in the 70’s. The t..." Read more of this review »
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
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Spitfire by John Nichol
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Renia's Diary by Renia Spiegel
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The Sound of the Hours by Karen Campbell
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One of Ours by Willa Cather
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Glenn Haybittle, In the Warsaw Ghetto

Ali Smith
“We need to suggest the enemy within. We need enemies of the people we want their judges called enemies of the people we want their journalists called enemies of the people we want the people we decide to call enemies of the people called enemies of the people we want to say loudly over and over again on as many tv and radio shows as possible how they're silencing us. We need to say all the old stuff like it's new. We need news to be what we say it is. We need words to mean what we say they mean. We need to deny what we're saying while we're saying it. We need it not to matter what words mean.”
Ali Smith, Spring

Glenn Haybittle
“Memories are like the heart; you mustn’t ask too much of them. Just let them get on quietly with their schooling.”
Glenn Haybittle, The Tree House

Sebastian Barry
“A man’s memory might have only a hundred clear days in it and he has lived thousands. Can’t do much about that. We have our store of days and we spend them like forgetful drunkards.”
Sebastian Barry, Days Without End

Julian Barnes
“With a lover, a wife, when you find the worst - be it infidelity or lack of love, madness or the suicidal spark - you are almost relieved. Life is as I thought it was; shall we now celebrate this disappointment?”
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