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Review by Lily

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We Run the Tides: A Novel By Vendela Vida Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062936240
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Ecco - October 12th, 2021

Vendela Vida makes the posh suburbs of 1980s San Francisco so oddly familiar and relatable in this wonderful coming-of-age novel about a couple of 13 year old girls, the eccentric Eulabee and her best friend, the decorous Maria Fabiola. Childhood friendships are full of love and laughter but at the same time messy and confusing, Vida perfectly captures the complexities of these formative years in a refreshing and authentic way. 


Review by Kalani

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Skippy Dies: A Novel By Paul Murray Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780865478619
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
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.