“What happened to Mary Veal when, at 16, she went missing from her girls prep school in Massachusetts?” This is the question at the center of Heidi Julavitz’ novel, The Uses of Enchantment. Chapters alternate between narratives of “What Might Have Happened” when Mary went missing in 1985, notes of the psychiatrist who treated Mary upon her return, and Mary’s return home to attend her mother’s funeral in 1999. This psychological thriller is shot through with the reverberations of the Salem witch trials and New England Puritanism.

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ISBN: 9781400078110
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Published: Anchor - January 8th, 2008

Meet Eric Sanderson, the second. Not Eric Sanderson II, just the second Eric Sanderson, a blank slate left behind by a giant memory-eating shark that all but devoured the first Eric Sanderson. Conceptual fish are chasing our hero, and only words protect him. What the…? I know, but trust me, it will become clear, and you will not be able to put this book down. Steven Hall’s thrilling first novel is as good as it is hard to describe.

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ISBN: 9781847671745
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Published: Canongate Us - April 1st, 2008

Detective Jack Spratt is back in Jasper Fforde’s second installation in the wacky Nursery Crimes Series. DCI Spratt, his assistant detective Mary Mary, and Constable Ashley (resident alien) make up the Nursery Crimes Division. When Jack is blamed for getting Red Riding Hood and her grandmother eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, he is pulled off the latest case: the 13 foot tall psychopathic Gingerbreadman has escaped from St. Bartholomew’s insane asylum. Spratt and Mary are instead forced to investigate Goldilocks’ disappearance and the possible connection to her support of local talking bears and the failed “right to arm bears” legislation. Fforde’s latest satire is full of clever references to familiar characters, such as cameos by Punch and Judy and used car salesman Dorian Gray.

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ISBN: 9780143038924
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Published: Penguin Books - July 31st, 2007

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