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Amanda

Amanda spent her first 40 years in Michigan and Chicago and has no plans to return to those gray skies. She feels lucky to be able to walk to work and read for a living. She loves to read literary mysteries and fiction and the first 50 pages of too many books to count.

Favorite Genres: 
Literary Fiction
Mystery
Book Recommendations: 
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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

Truly a stunning read and my favorite book of the year!  This novel moves through both time and sea- fiercely seeking personal redemption, purpose and of course, the elusive and heroic Arctic tern.  A beautiful and singular story.  -Amanda


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Pretty as a Picture: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670016396
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

Loved this!  This is a sly, little mystery with a noir-like vibe.  Our heroine is quirky and real, with the story twisting and turning in avery "Hitchkockian" way.  An easy book for those who love the who-done-it without the violence and gore.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

I love Kevin Wilson!  He is really unparalled in comic literary fiction.  What would it look like if kids caught fire? Casually, like when they did not get their way and literally burst into flames?  This is where Kevin's books shine- he puts his heart and soul into the unusual-- finding the humor and humanity along the way.  


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

My favorite book from 2019!  This dark comedy sounds bad- what if your sister was, really, a serial killer.  Would you clean it up, like you have taken care of your sister her whole life- you being the older, responsible one. . .? Would you stop her? Would you tell. . . Don't miss this-


Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733452
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

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Burial Rites Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316243926
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 2014

I recommend this to anyone making there way to Iceland. Part mystery/literary fiction, Burial Rites is a story about the last witch executed in Iceland- rich in history and lore.  Iceland, and it's past really come alive.


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The Trespasser: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110385
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Penguin Books - August 8th, 2017

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Suite Francaise (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

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From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509141
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Published: Random House - August 6th, 2019

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Celine: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101973486
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Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018

The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399563065
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

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Under the Harrow: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143108573
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2016

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Sometimes I Lie: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250144850
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 30th, 2018

The Turn of the Key Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188787
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 12th, 2020

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250093639
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 2nd, 2016

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The Girl on the Train: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

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Bel Canto Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060838720
Availability: In Stock In Store
Published: Harper Perennial - August 2nd, 2005