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Burning Secret (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781782274520
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Pushkin Press - June 26th, 2018

Zweig here captures two striking truths. First, the transition from child to adult comes not by steady gradualism but in catalytic episodes in which the membrane between the two worlds thins by means of betrayal, violence (emotional and otherwise), and critical acts of independence. Second, a shocking number of life's Big Moments would entirely resemble cheap melodrama if not for the transmuting--almost alchemical--effect these moments initiate deep in the souls of innocent parties who are snared in the drama's orbit. A compulsive read!

Review by Adam

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Sometimes I Lie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144850
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Flatiron Books - October 30th, 2018

Meet Amber. She's immobilized in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak but capable of hearing all that goes on around her. How she got here is the one thing she doesn't know. What don't we know about Amber? Everything.

And you'll have to read to the very end to find out if she's lying.

Review by Deborah

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Something in the Water: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524797188
Availability: Unavailable at this time.
Published: Ballantine Books - June 5th, 2018

"Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that."

Have you ever wondered what you will read this summer? Wonder no longer. This is the thriller of the year, it deserves to accompany you to the beach, the mountains, the airport. Put it in your travel bag and ENJOY.

Review by Deborah