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Northern Spy: A Novel By Flynn Berry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735225015
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Published: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2022

I'm not usually a mystery/suspense reader but this surprised me! I was engrossed in the back and forth spy/terrorist plight sisters Tessa and Marian get into as Belfast lives on edge of the Irish Republican Army's next strike. A riveting story from an Edgar Award-winning author about where your loyalties lie, sisterhood and new motherhood, and doing what you believe to be the right thing.


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Skippy Dies: A Novel By Paul Murray Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780865478619
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 30th, 2011

This is my favorite, favorite book. Murray spins a dazzling web between his rich array of characters, creating a mystery that is funny, weird, and heart-wrenching. Skippy may die in the prologue, but the novel backtracks to show how desperately full of life he was. Every time I revisit this book, I always hope that the act of my reading will save him ... but it never does.