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WARNING: Not for the faint of heart! Appelman investigates a series of
unsolved child murders that took place in Detroit in the 70s. Alont the
way he dives into the darkness of his own family history, and uncovers
unspeakable abuses of power by Michigan's powerful elites.
Two girls driving home from college are accosted and end up in the icy
river...reminding a community (and a detective) of an unsolved crime. Tim
Johnston continues to explore the relationships between fathers and
daughters - and the violence that exists just under the surface in rural
Beauman is one of the most creative writers working today! Two expeditions
arrive at a newly discovered temple in Honduras - one wants to take the
temple back to America, one wants to film a movie on location. A standoff
occurs. For years. Add in a touch of magical realism, a rogue CIA agent, a
shy British anthropologist, a Nazi on the run, an obsessed director...so
This intense, entertaining novel has so many layers - Kay discovers a
mysterious crawl space in her rental house with a menacing message carved
into the wall - as a journalist (with a history in unstable regions of
Africa) she can't resist investigating... Meanwhile Ben, a logger, tries
to save an abused boy from his drug addicted mother... This book will get
Released from prison after 17 years, Jodi has never lived as an adult in
the outside world. She meets Miranda, a single mother on the run with her
own troubled past. They return to Jodi's family holler in West Virginia
and attempt to create a home in a land that is itself under attack from
oil and gas companies. A taut, moving novel.
Sam Lipsyte, the greatest satirist and humorist of our era, takes on our
obsession with wellness/self-help/gurus. We meet Hark, a (maybe?)
spiritual leader, and Fraz his (maybe?) accolade as they introduce the
world to "Mental Archery." It's the next greatest thing! Put on your yoga
pants and enjoy!
“The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis
Johnson’s.” So says Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), and I couldn’t
agree more. Denis Johnson’s latest book, Nobody Move, is a gripping noir
thriller that hijacked my attention for an entire afternoon. I read it
once all the way through, and then started again. You don’t want to miss
the story of Jimmy Luntz, a down-on-his-luck compulsive gambler on the
run, and the crack-shot, drunk Native American Anita. Together they
stagger through the dark, lawless underworld Johnson has created—a world
that chillingly mirrors our own.