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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

*** Since this is a holiday week and since I was on vacation last week, this list includes titles from both last week and this week…

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0525522115″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

Ottessa Moshfegh

*** READ a review from The New Yorker


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A Feature Review of 

Vinegar Girl: A Novel
Anne Tyler

Paperback: Hogarth Books, 2016
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Reviewed by Cara Meredith


Yesterday afternoon, my son and I snuggled together at the local movie theater for the newly released Pixar feature, Finding Dory. While Dory – who might just be my spirit animal – did not disappoint, I couldn’t help but wonder about most of the preview trailers. Could Ghostbusters, Adventures in Babysitting and Pete’s Dragon, all favorites of mine from the late 70’s and 80’s, actually be reimagined into something better than the original?

I scanned the darkened room, hoping to lock eyes with another parent who understood my dilemma. But I was alone. The rest of the audience did as they were supposed to do: they stared straight ahead at the screen, absorbed in the entertainment.

It’s the same for us today.

You see, I can’t help but ask a similar question of Anne Tyler’s newest release, Vinegar Girl: can the original, a modernized retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, really be improved upon?

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