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Did I Say You Could Go By Melanie Gideon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982142124
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - August 3rd, 2021

Wow, Melanie Gideon DID NOT say you could go!  Not until you’ve read every single page, until the very conclusion, of this twisted tale of female friendship. A decade ago, Gemma and Ruth bonded as the only single mothers in their daughters’ kindergarten class. It was the four of them against the world with Ruth providing the economic stability and Gemma the emotional support.  But Bee and Marley are freshmen now, and things change, people grow apart, don’t they?  Not if Ruth has anything to say about it.


Review by Deborah

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Sisters: A Novel By Daisy Johnson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593188965
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - August 24th, 2021

I always come back to one word when it comes to Daisy Johnson's writing: feral. It's coated in muck and nettles, and moves like wounded animal still hungry for a hunt - desperate and disjointed as it builds up momentum until the frenetic moment when the words bite down with bloody fangs and send everything reeling. I texted my friend immediately after closing Johnson's newest sibling psychological horror with a single excited phrase - Sisters just punched me in the gut.


Review by Sarah C.