Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

 

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Luther and Nora Krank typically do Christmas on overdrive but when their daughter, Blair, joins a Peace Corp trip in Peru for the holiday season they’re faced with a holiday season alone. Luther crunches the numbers and finds a vacation would save them a lot of money and stress. The Krank’s neighbors aren’t on board with their decision as it jeopardizes the block’s chances of winning the local decorating contest. With the Kranks fighting everyone, what happens when their daughter decides to come home for Christmas?

 

 

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The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Publication Date: October 7, 2010

 

Friedrich Dürrenmatt The Physicists playThe Physicists was written by the author, Friedrich Dürrenmatt in 1961. Dürrenmatt is a twentieth-century, Swiss playwright, novelist and essayist who is renowned for his philosophical crime novels (The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion) as well as in his satiric, tragic-comic dramas that are centered around post-World War II. The Physicists is his first classically constructed work and is generally considered his best play. It deals with the ethics of science. In 1963, the play was performed worldwide and was finally staged in New York in 1964. If you don’t mind spoilers, continue reading.

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The impending Sausage Sandwich of Doom by Kirk St. Moritz

Publication Date: April 30, 2017

 

Kirk_St._Moritz_The_Impending_Sausage_Sandwich_of_DoomElliot Rose is the guy that makes the ghostly events happen on the television show Ghosthunters UK when he runs into a real ghost. Gordon Cole was Hapkito, a popular wrestler in the 80s. Gordon thinks that his return is some higher elevation achieved but what’s really going on?

 

 

 

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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Publication Date: November 28, 2006

 

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry PratchettAziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t ready for the end times. They’ve gotten quite comfortable in their years on Earth. Despite representing good and evil, the two decide to work together to postpone the inevitable.

 

 

 

 

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Jukebox by Saira Viola

Publication Date: February 12, 2015

 

Nick is a lawyer with a deep love for the music industry. His dream has always been to own his own record label and when Mel and his money comes into the picture, suddenly those dreams are within reach. Avery is a rookie reporter looking for her break and seeing potential for an interesting story in Mel, a man with clear ties to the unsavory. In a society of excess and where everything comes with a price, will they all come out alive?

 

 

 

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The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

 

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild, book reviewAnnie McDee is a chef that has had a hard time with love. Still heartbroken by the end of her long term relationship, she takes a lover for whom she plans an elaborate birthday dinner and buys a painting. When he stands her up, she’s left with the gift which turns out to be worth a lot and sought after by some unsavory and dangerous folks. The painting takes Annie on a path leading through European history and possibly to love.

 

 

 

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The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis by David Blake

Publication Date: January 13, 2016

 

The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis features a throwback humor that smacks of the zany comedy of British films in the 1960s. Detective Capstan is a straight man in a world that no longer makes sense. Recently transferred to Bath, he meets young Becky Phillips when she helps some addled criminals in a bank robbery gone nonsensical.

 

 

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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

 

Bad Monkey by Carl HiaasenA dismembered arm leads a quirky cast of characters on a wild chase through South Florida and the Bahamian Islands. Catching a killer becomes the sole focus of Andrew Yancy, a disgraced cop searching for redemption and longing to leave his new roach patrol assignment to return to investigating.

 

 

 

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo

Publication Date: March 12, 1987

 

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Morte accidentale di un anarchico) was written by the Italian playwright, Dario Fo, following the events that took place in Italy, in the late 1960s. Fo is one of Italy’s most important and well-known literary writers who is famous for employing satire and popular elements within his work. His writings deal with Italian politics and his work is able to attract people from all walks of life.

The book was released in 1970 and the play was first performed in Milan in December of the same year. In 1984, it was staged on Broadway and became Fo’s most popular work inside and outside of Italy. For theater directors, this has been the play of choice when it comes to dealing with corruption.

 

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