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Alexis Burling Book Recommendations

Alexis Burling

Alexis Burling is a book critic. Writer. Book critic. Editor.

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Book Cover for: Poor Deer, Claire Oshetsky

Poor Deer

Claire Oshetsky
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We all carry our guilt around with us...In Claire Oshetsky’s creepy yet magnetic, fable-like novel, “Poor Deer,” that gnawing, inescapable feeling takes the form of a slightly deranged, mossy-toothed imaginary deer — named Poor Deer after the phrase “poor dear”

Hardcover, 2024

$26.99$13.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Celebrants: A Read with Jenna Pick (a Novel), Steven Rowley

The Celebrants: A Read with Jenna Pick (a Novel)

Steven Rowley
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That gnawing feeling of “what if” is the jumping-off point of Rowley’s latest novel. Equal parts contemplative, heartfelt and, yes, slightly corny, the book not only serves as a reminder that life is indeed short, but also pays tribute to the healing power of friendship ...

Hardcover, 2023

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner, Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner

Barbara Kingsolver
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Extraordinary ... With plenty of wisdom and strategically placed infusions of heart, it offers a bird’s-eye view into the day-to-day of a group of people often misrepresented or misunderstood

Hardcover, 2022

$32.50$16.25 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Family Meal, Bryan Washington

Family Meal

Bryan Washington
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A tornado of feelings, from guilt and fury to patience and empathy. It picks at the scabs of humanity’s failures with eyes wide open while simultaneously showing us how to be humble, how to be honest and how to love

Hardcover, 2023

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: On the Rooftop: A Reese's Book Club Pick, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

On the Rooftop: A Reese's Book Club Pick

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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A powerhouse novel that reflects both how high we can fly and how quickly we can be knocked down. But Sexton’s message is clear: “Oh, yes, change (blows) in like the wind,” she writes. The best we can do is lift our arms up, steer when we can, and make the most out of the ride.

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel, The Authors Guild

Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel

The Authors Guild
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if there’s one current event that can bring everyone together to work on a creative endeavor, it’s COVID-19. The project is “Fourteen Days,” a poignant and emotionally resonant yet slightly repetitive and uneven collaborative novel edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston.

Hardcover, 2024

$32.00$16.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book