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Megan Abbott is an American author of crime fiction and a non-fiction analysis of hardboiled crime fiction. Her novels and short stories have drawn from and re-worked classic subgenres of crime writing, from a female perspective.
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Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker (Apr 06, 2020)
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The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve chil...
The Last Taxi Driver
by Lee Durkee (Mar 02, 2020)
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Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a middle-aged hackies daylong descent into madness, heartbreak, and murder. Loua lapsed novelist and UFO aficionadodrives 70-hour weeks for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a north Mississippi college town among the trailer parks and housing pr...