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MISFORTUNES OF T-FUNK by Barnaby Hazen

*** RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2017 SevenElevenStories.com ABOUT THE BOOK: An ensemble sets off on a dark comedy of errors and uncertain conclusions, featuring original music throughout the story. Theo and Judah, two childhood friends, are trying desperately to find an audience for their hard-edged, “grunge” music as they move past their twenties and feel the need to establish careers. Together, they enroll in an unusual college, called The University of Jazz and Music Technology. Attracted at first by the means within the school to professionally record their own original music, the t...
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LOVELESS. CHILDLESS. CLUELESS. by Miren B. Flores

Summary from Goodreads: Standing amidst the wreckage of a fifteen-year relationship, Anna finds herself single, unmarried, childless and, at the rickety age of thirty-five, trying desperately to pick up the pieces. There’s a lot of crying and punching, a trip or two, and a list of things to do and be to get her self back. There’s the heady scent of a (possible) spankin’ new man sparring with the memory of the boy who first captured her heart—and may have stomped all over it. But what would she know? After all, here she is—loveless, childless, and totally, utterly clueless. *** I rea...
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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick

Summary from Goodreads: Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart--obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as t...
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AFTER YOU (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

  Summary from Goodreads: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On su...
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ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

My heart's been heavy this week since I started reading Jojo Moyes' Me Before You. I've been hearing a lot about this book and about how sad it is. The coward that I am, I put off reading it because I felt I wasn't ready for a sobfest just yet. Curiosity still got the better of me, though, (and because of my sister-in-law's prodding) so I decided to read it after checking that my calendar for this week's not going to be toxic and I can do a reading marathon. And so for the past four days days I've been feeling emo, with the rainy weather adding to the feels. As I've said, I already knew t...
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