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Devon Knox is a driven gymnast, on the brink of a career achievement which would set her on the path to Olympic stardom. Her parents have built their lives around their outstanding daughter; her success is the family project and the community's investment. In the high-pressure weeks leading up to this pivotal moment in her career, a murder shocks the community and threatens to upend the machine of Devon's progress. Skillfully plotted, and genuinely surprising in its twists and turns, I read this nuanced book in one sitting, both moved by the relationships on the page and driven to solve the deepening mystery which threatens more than one person's identity and future.
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ISBN: 9780316231060
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

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"I am a significant person, maybe a saint, or larger than life." Loosely documenting Myles' early life, wild adolescence, and ascendance as a poet and artist in New York in the 1970s, this autobiographical novel hits hard. In an audacious and inventive voice, charged with raw energy, Myles brings together the experiences that defined her development as an artist and framed her challenge to prescribed notions of identity. Recently reissued and getting a well-earned second round in the spotlight, this poet's novel is affecting on many levels and is easily the sexiest book I've read in a long while.
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ISBN: 9780062394668
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Published: Ecco Press - September 29th, 2015

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In this short novel, O'Nan brings the reader a day in the life of Manny DeLeon, the manager of a Red Lobster restaurant which has been ordered to close by corporate due to falling sales. It's almost Christmas, a snowstorm is brewing, and there are regulars to appease, complicated relationships among the staff to navigate, and a love affair that must be finally resolved before the end of the last shift. O'Nan skillfully portrays the rhythms and realities of restaurant work in a brief but moving portrait of the two identities we carry with us, the work self and the person we go home to become.
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ISBN: 9780143114420
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Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 2008

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