Midwest Connections Picks

Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781888889970
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Published: Pushcart Press - December 10th, 2019

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Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Wow, I did not see this novel coming! From the beginning, I was immersed in the story of these characters, all of whom seemed slightly flawed, but mostly well-intentioned. The incident in the supermarket (described on the book jacket, so not a spoiler) was jarring, yes; upsetting, definitely. But, as is often the case, life just seemed to roll along more or less the same. The second half of the book firmly yanked me out of my comfort zone and immersed me in unsettling reality. Reid deftly unspools character backstories and slowly reveals details forcing you to question everything you thought you knew and understood about this world and these people. Ultimately, this story packed a huge emotional punch that literally left me gasping. This is the kind of book that you absolutely have to discuss with other people (it would be an amazing book club pick) and I know that I will be thinking about it for a long time to come…


The Gimmicks: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062908568
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020

The Heap: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062957733
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Published: William Morrow - January 7th, 2020