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Know My Name: A Memoir

From humiliation to reclamation: Chanel Miller sheds her "Emily Doe" anonymity and gives a voice to victims of sexual assault Author: Chanel Miller The deceptively simple front cover of Chanel Miller's Know My Name was inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi. Kintsugi is the technique of gluing shattered fragments of pottery back together using lacquer and powdered gold, silver, or platinum. The breaks and imperfections are not concealed; rather, they are celebrated as something new and beautiful in their own right. It’s obvious that Miller herself is a work of kintsugi. An exquisite one, at that. First, she was [...]

2020-04-06T12:52:51-07:00April 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Broken Harbor

The Brokenness of Family Author: Tana French In the night, in a ghost town beleaguered by broken dreams and the poverty of recession, a fomented secret comes to a head. There is blood and forgiveness, paranoia and release, and ultimately love transformed into desperation, tinged with the failings of lost money and unrealized promises. Enter Detective Michael Kennedy, alias Scorcher, and his newbie assistant, Richie, as they travel to a forgotten place and try to look beneath the surface of chaos to find the killer and lay the dead to rest. Only, it appears that in this family murder – [...]

2020-04-06T15:09:35-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance

Agatha Starts a Detective Agency Author: M.C. Beaton In the 15th book of the Agatha Raisin series, our cantankerous heroine is once again bored with village life and devoid of a love interest. After a Parisian holiday gone awry, Agatha decides that it’s time to take on murder and mayhem big-time with her own detective agency. But the big time so far consists of finding lost cats and run-away teens with daddy’s car. Armed with two freelance retainers – a retired police officer recommended by Bill Wong and a video surveillance expert, Agatha soon creeps into the world of extra-marital investigation. [...]

2020-04-06T15:05:42-07:00March 31st, 2020|Tags: |