LitStack Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng The Penguin Press Release Date:  June 26, 2014 ISBN 978-1-59420-571-2 It absolutely slays me when debut novels are this good. Everything I Never Told You is the story of a family dealing with a tragic loss.  It’s 1977 in Middlewood, Ohio, and Lydia […]

LitStack Review: ‘Safe from the Sea’ by Peter Geye

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Safe from the Sea Peter Geye Unbridled Books First Edition:May 21, 2009 ISBN 978-1-60953-008-2 Duluth, Minnesota, located on Lake Superior’s North Shore, is the nation’s final inland harbor even though it is staunchly situated in the upper Midwest, accessible to ocean-going vessels via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint […]

LitStack Review: Alliance – The Paladin Prophecy Book 2 by Mark Frost

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Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy Book 2 Mark Frost Random House Release Date:  January 7, 2014 ISBN 978-0-375-87046-7 Adventure/fantasy lit for young readers is really hot right now.  Really hot.  I’m not talking the young adult supernatural vampires and werewolves or zombies material – I mean stories where kids, sometimes barely […]

LitStack Review: Vacationland by Sarah Stonich

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Vacationland Sarah Stonich University of Minnesota Press Release Date:  March 25, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8166-8766-4 Vacationland is a book that grabs you, not because of some harrowing drama or gripping plot twist, not due to a flamboyant cast of characters or unexpected turn of events or even because ordinary people have […]

LitStack Review: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce Doubleday/Anchor Publication Date:  July 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-385-53578-6 Yet another World Fantasy Awards – Best Novel nominee, and yet another wonderful story. Many, many folk tales, fireside stories, elder manuscripts and vestiges of ancient lore tell of the abduction of (usually) fair young […]

LitStack Review: Butter by Anne Panning

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Butter Anne Panning Switchgrass Books First Edition:  October 15, 2012 ISBN 978-0-87580-681-5 We usually think of nostalgia as a sentimental warm fuzzy feeling, a wistful desire to return back to what was, when – true or not – things seemed to have been simpler, and “better.”  What is so marvelous […]