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Decalino
Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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Pickpick

This truly unsettling book takes place in a small Iowa town in the 1990s, where a young video store clerk named Jeremy gets reports of something strange on a couple of rentals and becomes almost unwillingly involved in the search for answers. Creeping dread and profound loss are threaded through this strangely haunting story; anyone looking for a linear plot and simple answers will be disappointed, but the ambiguity makes it even harder to forget.

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Amiable
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Mehso-so

Well-researched but uneven account of United Flight 232, which crashed in Sioux City, IA, on July 19, 1989, killing 112 of the 296 passengers and crew. The book seesaws between an aeronautical engineering textbook and very graphic descriptions of the casualties. Still, it‘s sobering to learn that the crash resulted from a tiny defect in a fan disk manufactured 18 years before the crash that should have been found during routine inspections.

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Bellawether

It was, in many ways, her dream bookshop. Not least because all the books had already been read. Books that had already been read were the best.

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Bellawether

Never live your life according to the idiots‘ rules. Because they‘ll drag you down to their level, they‘ll win, and you‘ll have a damned awful time in the process

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SamAnne
Panpan

Should have bailed on this one. Stilted, torn from the headlines based on real story of missing paperboys and child abuse in the 80s. #Bookspin #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Bookglow
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I knew from the the first few sentences that this would be a book I loved. To Do List forgotten in this beautifully written tale of a family shredding and mending.

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Smarkies
Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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A beautiful quiet meditative read. I thought it lost my attention a few times but overall I think this is a book I will reread to fully sit in the world that the author weaves.

EvieBee I like this edition‘s cover! 2mo
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Eggs
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True story about a tiny kitten that was put in the book return slot on a very cold day and he was nearly frozen. Librarian Vickie saved him and the library became his home.

#Cat #OminousOctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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MsLeah8417
Barn 8: A Novel | Deb Olin Unferth
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sprainedbrain
Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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#ManicMonday #LetterG

📖 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

✍️ Diana Gabaldon, John Green, Neil Gaiman

🎥 Goonies, Gladiator

📺 Game of Thrones, Good Omens

🎤 Gorillaz, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Guns ‘n Roses

🎵 Georgia (Vance Joy), Ghost of You (My Chemical Romance), Glycerine (Bush), Goodnight Rose (Ryan Adams), Golden (Harry Styles), Golden Years (David Bowie), Good Riddance (Green Day), Gunslinger (Avenged Sevenfold), Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac)

AmyG ❤️ 2mo
CBee Awesome answers as usual 😊♥️ 2mo
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