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The protagonist of Modick’s quietly stunning novel is a renowned botanist who only in the last nine months of his long life truly understands the lessons of his obsession with moss. Secluded in his childhood home, he prepares for his ultimate field study by recalling key moments of his career and marveling at the habits of myriad varieties of moss—all the while feeling himself grow colder and “softer,” as if turning to moss himself. Nudged by his reflections, as well as by direct communication from the vegetation, the professor rejects the “fixed concepts” of science he’d previously championed as the only path to the truth in favor of a child-like intuition that, flying in the face of objectivity and analysis, allows him to experience--not just study--nature’s great beauty and mystery. Presented as an addendum to the professor’s magnum opus, this diary-like narrative operates with the slow power and lyricism of true discovery.

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By Klaus Modick, David Herman (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658726
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - August 25th, 2020

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Moriarty's stunningly beautiful adult debut novel explores the self-help world, female sexuality, friendship, family, and love in a tender, witty, realistic manner. There are many things to discuss about this book, but what struck me most was the grieving process woven so intricately throughout the narrative. How do you go about grieving the loss of, well, anything--a marriage, a disappeared brother, a one-night stand, the end of The Guidebook, the end of friendships? Gravity is the Thing is a gravity-defying feat that tackles all of this.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062883728
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

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For fans of Donna Tartt, this is a must read! Kate Weinberg cultivates relationships with such a fine touch that you feel like you, too, are part of the group. This book grapples with love, friendships, and the search for acceptance in a tender, realistic manner. 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541967
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 28th, 2020

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