Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

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1974: The busing crisis has working-class Boston about to explode. As Blacks and whites prepare to square off over school de-segregation, Mary Pat Fennessy's daughter vanishes and a man's body is found at the neighborhood subway station. The author of Mystic River and Shutter Island is in terrific form in this story of hate crime and violent punishment. Mary Pat is an unforgettable, deplorable figure whose quest for vengeance changes the way she thinks about the Irish-American enclave she calls home. This superbly suspenseful mystery is a plain old terrific page-turner!

Small Mercies: A Detective Mystery By Dennis Lehane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062129482
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Published: Harper - April 25th, 2023

Three Rocks by Bill Griffith

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"Peanuts tells you what it's like to be a child. Nancy tells you what it's like to be a comic strip,” according to Bill Griffith, whose daily Zippy strip is a surreal source of wonderment in our nation's newspapers. This delightful graphic biography is about Bushmiller's dedicated pursuit of the gag and about how a comic strip can be an imaginative playground. Utilizing Bushmiller's brilliant Nancy strips and his own graphic finesse, Griffith teaches us how it's still possible to find wonderment somewhere between Garfield and Funky Winkerbean.

Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy By Bill Griffith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419745904
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - August 29th, 2023

Everything Keeps Dissolving by Nick Soulsby

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After the messy dissolution of industrial godheads Throbbing Gristle, John Balance and Peter Christopherson united as Coil to push music in a queerer, more eldritch direction. Each Coil album was a bulletin from a strange new planet, and their interviews were just as important in educating an audience seeking relief from mainstream banality. This is an essential document not just of a band, but of the indie publications that fertilized the alternative imagination.

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By Nick Soulsby (Editor)
ISBN: 9781913689438
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Published: Strange Attractor Press - May 16th, 2023