Off Course by Michelle Huneven

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I’ve been waiting my whole life to be seen like that

It’s the early 1980s and Cress Hartley is ready to write her doctoral dissertation and begin her life.  Distracted and unmotivated, Cress retreats to her parents’ vacation home in the California mountains in order to focus and take advantage of the peace and quiet.  But Cress soon learns that the mountains have their own unique distractions – namely men, booze, and nature.

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My Struggle: Book Three / Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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So lonely

Karl Ove Knausgaard returns with the third entry in his autobiographical series of novels under the My Struggle moniker, this time focusing on his awkward childhood days spent living on an island in southern Norway. As a young Knausgaard adjusts to life in his new surroundings he’ll have to contend with a highly volatile father, a passive mother, and a community of children who just can’t seem to appreciate his obvious brilliance.

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Papers in the Wind by Eduardo Sacheri

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Make the play with a touch of clarity

When Alejandro (Mono to his friends) dies of pancreatic cancer he leaves behind a difficult challenge for his brother and two closest friends to contend with. Somehow they’ll need to find a way to emotionally and financially support the young daughter he left behind without the carefully constructed bonds of their childhood friendship collapsing under the crushing weight of his absence. Will “uncles” Fernando, Ruso, and Mauricio rise to the occasion, or will the shared pain of their loss prove too great an obstacle to overcome?

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