8 New Books We Recommend This Week

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/books/review/8-new-books-we-recommend-this-week.htmlStories of survivors and social outsiders anchor this week’s list of recommended books.

In fiction, there’s a novel about a woman who grew up under the Khmer Rouge and a posthumous collection from Denis Johnson that calls to mind the addicts and …

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Heal Me: In Search of a Cure by Julia Buckley, book review: An absolute must-read on the subject of chronic pain

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/heal-me-in-search-of-a-cure-julia-buckley-chronic-pain-travel-a8175516.htmlRead any of the epigraphs that head up each of the chapters in Julia Buckley’s truly fascinating memoir, Heal Me, and it’s a reminder that there’s a rich tradition of autobiographical accounts of illness and suffering.

From Elizabeth Barrett Browning …

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Comic Book Review – Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2018/01/comic-book-review-gears-war-rise-raam-1/In this spin off series from the hugely popular Gears of War franchise, we see the series’ most iconic villain before he became the boogeyman to humanity.

The events in issue one bring the Locust Horde into a new light – it strangely humanises the …

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Book review: The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300 – 1700

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/01/26/book-review-the-oromo-and-the-christian-kingdom-of-ethiopia-1300-1700-by-mohammed-hassen-2017/Aleksander Engeskaug says this book is an important contribution to the field of Oromo studies but also to the contemporary discourse on the Oromo people and their place in modern day Ethiopia.

Mohammed Hassen’s recent book The Oromo and the Christian …

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This week’s top book reviews

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2018/01/26/this-weeks-top-book-reviews.htmlAll in one place — the books we’ve reviewed this week.

In its latest city-noir edition, Akashic Books zeros in on Montreal.

The collection brings together a bicultural …

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Final Girls Book Review – Gone Girl Meets Scream

https://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/261568/final-girls-book-review-gone-girl-meets-scream/For those who might be unaware, the term final girl is “a trope in horror films (particularly slasher films) that refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story.

” You know, the final girl. The last one …

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‘Jefferson’s Daughters’ review: Historian Catherine Kerrison reconstructs three women’s lives

https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/jefferson-daughters-review-catherine-kerrison-1.16366808Founding Father Thomas Jefferson had three daughters who survived to adulthood.

Two were white — Martha and Maria …

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Comic Review: “Inhumans: Judgement Day #1

https://www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2018/01/26/comic-review-inhumans-judgement-day-1/Pure and simple, with a cosmic and super-powered twist.

Writer Al Ewing has done an admirable job in summarizing the knowledge and lore of the Inhumans throughout the book.

Readers are given the backstory to past events, and if you didn’t know who Black …

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7 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Extreme Productivity From the Guy Who Wrote the Book On It

His latest book is “Extreme Productivity …

In part because you can always review and revise them along the way.

“Most people spend six or seven weeks gathering data, speaking to people, and then in the last week or two they spend time trying to …

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Review: Jillian Medoff finds the human side of business in ‘This Could Hurt’

http://www.tampabay.com/features/books/Review-Jillian-Medoff-finds-the-human-side-of-business-in-This-Could-Hurt-_164632277Set in 2010, at the nadir of the Great Recession, the book focuses on the staff of the human resources department at Ellery Consumer Research, a midsize company headquartered in Manhattan.

At the book’s heart are two women.

Rosa Guerrero is Ellery’s …

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Milkshakes and Morphine by Genevieve Fox – review: A ‘shining’ memoir

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/milkshakes-and-morphine-a-memoir-of-love-and-loss-genevieve-fox-review-a3749671.html“If cancer is a journey,” she muses, “these are postcards from the edge.”

In a world where one in two people will at some stage get a cancer diagnosis, the book is also a useful almanac of cancer etiquette. (“Do you have to be a nicer person just …

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Anatomy of a Scandal, Sarah Vaughan, review: Political page-turner for the #MeToo era

https://inews.co.uk/culture/books/anatomy-scandal-sarah-vaughan-review-political-page-turner-metoo-era/Barely a day passes in publishing without a press release telling you that this or that book is the next big thing, the must-read of the year, the story that will have everyone talking.

All the breathless publicity about this being one of the most timely …

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Review: The Choke by Sofie Laguna

https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/01/26/13/22/the-choke-sofie-laguna-reviewAt turns disturbing, poignant, unsettling, and uplifting – this is a book that will creep into your soul and stay with you forever.

Sofie Laguna has a phenomenal ability to write from the perspective of children.

This was demonstrated in her Miles …

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