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    Serial killer tale an emotional roller coaster

    Singapore
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    April 28, 2020
    Are serial killers the product of nature or nurture? Author Mi-ae Seo, an award-winning thriller writer in her native South Korea, seeks to explore this weighty issue in The Only Child, her first novel to be translated into English for a global audience.
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    Seven Samurai Swept Away in a RiverJung Young Moon

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    2019
    In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River recounts Korean cult writer's Jung Young Moon's time spent at an artist's and writers residency in small-town Texas. In an attempt to understand what a "true...
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    [Audio Book] The Only ChildMi-ae Seo

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    2020
    An eerie and absorbing novel following a criminal psychologist who has discovered shocking and possibly dangerous connections between a serial killer and her stepdaughter. Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook...
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    The Only Child: A NovelMi-ae Seo

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    2020
    An eerie and absorbing novel following a criminal psychologist who has discovered shocking and possibly dangerous connections between a serial killer and her stepdaughter. The book to read for fans of the movie Parasite. Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi...
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    Book Report: Now’s the time to get a glimpse of the best upcoming reads

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    March 31, 2020
    Spring is here (finally!) and soon enough, parks will be full of splayed picnic blankets and people reading. To help curate your spring and summer book list so you too can be in a park reading a book, Bookmarks presents a Spring Book Club Social with author Steven Wright.
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    GREAT BOOKS FOR GIVING: NOVEMBER 26, 2019

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    November 26, 2019
    This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Magic for Liars , The Beautiful Ones , Cats Are a Liquid , and more great books for giving this holiday season. This episode was sponsored Yale University Press and Fabulous Monsters by Alberto Manguel , Bombas , and Eye for Eye by J.K. Franko.
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    INDIE PRESS ROUND-UP: NOVEMBER NEW RELEASES AND MORE

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    November 15, 2019
    I’m excited about the great independent press books I’ve read in the last month. In the list below, you’ll find six books I’ve read and loved, plus six more I’m adding to my TBR list. My recommendations include several great conventionally-structured novels and one novel that’s basically someone’s...
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    Houston book events: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

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    October 27, 2019
    Andy Griffiths: Will sign and discuss “The 117-Story Treehouse,” 5 p.m., Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial; 281-497-8675, bluewillowbookshop.com . Saeed Jones: Will sign and discuss “How We Fight for Our Lives,” 6:30 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet; 713-523-0701,
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    New & Noteworthy, From Mo Rocca to George Wallace

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    November 26, 2019
    MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving, by Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg. (Simon & Schuster, $29.99.) As he does in his podcast of the same name, Rocca here offers whimsical capsule biographies celebrating departed people and things, from poets to sports teams.
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    “Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River” by Jung Young Moon

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    February 12, 2020
    There are many novels by Western authors sojourning in Asia. Stories that go the other way around are as rare as hens’ teeth. The unnamed narrator in Jung Young Moon’s newly translated novel explains that the novel is “written by someone who doesn’t know much about Texas because he doesn’t know...

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