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Strange Happenings in November

November is here, bringing cooler weather, fall foliage, and the end of Daylight Savings Time.

November 4th

New Super Moon. You won’t see it, no the moon is passing closer to the earth today.

November 7th

End of Daylight Savings Time

November 9th

The Hidden by Melanie Golding on shelves.

“Following her acclaimed debut Little Darlings, Melanie Golding’s newest folkloric suspense is a spine-tingling twist on Celtic mythology.”

Vampires by Matthew Haigh on shelves.

“Matthew Haigh’s Vampires is a rare book: devastating both for its dazzling linguistic flair, and its moving central story-an elegy to a lost, beloved aunt. Rich with references that place us firmly in the late 80s and early 90s, it reminds us that childhood is leaping from a bridge into mist. It’s a heady read, in which family life bleeds into gothic fantasy, into video games and arcade classics-with their endless potential for death and rebirth. Every word is lacquered, effulgent, cut like crystal, packed with E numbers, fizzing with energy. Vampires is a dream resurrected, a surreal MTV video, an ode to our beta-version hearts.”

November 15

The Sleep Room by F.R. Tallis on shelves.

“When promising young psychiatrist James Richards is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back.

One of his tasks is to manage Maitland’s most controversial projects—a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months.”

November 19th

Full Moon

November 23rd

OЯACULE by Nicole Raziya Fong on shelves.

“OЯACULE occurs at the intersection of poetry and theatre. Its characters inhabit a classical and cosmological world where psychic phenomena constantly threaten to impinge upon the arc of combat occurring between the women trapped within. Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the writings of Plato, the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and The Odyssey, OЯACULE approaches self and identity through a fractal, performative lens, subverting Socratic dialogue. Through lyric expressions of dream, theatrical dialogue, the engagements of chorus, anti-chorus, and song, readers may pause to enter OЯACULE before the inevitable exile: the result of such engagement is to be cast permanently from the world of reason.”

November 30th

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, ed. Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola on shelves.

“Ancient peoples knew there were lands given over to shadow and spirit. The world is full of haunted places that exact a terrible toll on trespassers. Our forebears paid a heavy price to earn the wisdom and the warning they bequeathed to future generations. Time transformed their precious knowledge into superstition, but there are those whose hearts beat in rhythm with the past and whose vision is not clouded by modernity. Their stories are maps revealing the topography and contours of landscapes unimaginable and dark. The Shadow Atlas collects their adventures.”

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