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Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Over the weekend, I gobbled up Robin Sloan’s new novel, Sourdough. The narrator is a woman who creates program code for robot arms. She orders soup and sandwiches daily from a restaurant with no address, and when the owners, who come from an exotic and… Read More

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Running by Cara Hoffman

I just finished reading an excellent novel called Running, written by Cara Hoffman. The novel is set in Athens in the 80s where Bridey and a couple she befriends, Milo and Jasper (all in their late teens), are sharing a room in a shitty hotel… Read More

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The Carpenter from Montreal

I found this book on somebody’s list of best books so far this year. It’s the story of two brothers, prohibition-era gangsters in a NE American city. One of the brothers meets up with a bootlegger/gangster/fixer in Montreal while running Canadian booze south. This guy… Read More

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Free Books

  The 27th Street Book Box is stuffed full of books right now, including a copy of Hugh Garner’s excellent Cabbagetown, set in Depression-era Toronto. The Book Box is located on lower Twenty Seventh Street in front of our place at #15. You’re welcome to… Read More

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Free Books

There are some excellent titles in the 27th Street Book Box right now. There’s only one rule – respect others. You’re welcome to take any books you like home. If you happen to have any books at home you think others would enjoy, you can… Read More

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A Coffin for Dimitrios

I choose the books I read in a very disorganized fashion. Recently I felt like reading a spy novel and so I gobbled one up called Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews. I came across this book simply by doing a Google search for spy novels.… Read More