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There is so much to this big 642 page book, itís hard to know where to begin. On the surface, it is the story of a mother and son. Sam is damaged, and his relationship with his mother is damaged, because without any explanation More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/03/01, 04:51 AM
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mystery

We all need to bear witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust, individually as humans and collectively as a society. Reading, pondering and talking about these horrors ensures they will not happen again. This book, although fic More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/03/01, 04:49 AM
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Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction Lovers will not be able to put this debut novel down. It's based on the actual story of women imprisoned at Ravensbruck Concentration camp. The only female concentration camp during WWII. The Nazi's operated on More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2017/02/28, 09:36 PM
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fiction

There's something warm and fuzzy about reading a book that takes place in a bookstore. I always find these books fun to read. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry drops you in the middle of a quaint little bookstore on a small island n More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2017/02/16, 02:59 PM
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Historical Fiction

Based on true events, an engaging and well researched story with amazing historical perspective. It gives life to the behind the scene events of the Civil War. Placidia is young, newly married and left to tend her husbandís farm More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/02/14, 04:53 PM
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mystery

One thing is certain Ė pick up a Chris Bohjalian book and you are in for something original. This time, he brings his unique perspective and style to the condition of sleepwalking. And while the story revolves around a young woma More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/02/14, 04:52 PM
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mystery

Every so often you come across a book that grabs you, and you canít stop reading. This is just such a book. Joe is a college student with a biography due for a college paper and he needs someone to write about; anyone will do, he More
Reviewed by- linda -2017/02/03, 10:46 AM
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Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction enthusiasts will love Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It won several awards including being one of Oprah's favorite books of 2016. This book is Gyasi debut novel and a Book Club favorite. The story follows an African More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2017/02/02, 08:26 AM
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I picked up Katarina Bivald's debut novel because I was looking for a light read. The kind of book that provides an escape. Bam! A few pages in and I'm transported to the small midwestern town of Broken Wheel. It's a feel good More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2017/02/02, 07:47 AM
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fiction

We all know life can change in a split second and alter the trajectory of our lives. In the book Faithfull, Alice Hoffman tells the gut wrenching story of Shelby Richmond. She is the driver of the car involved in a terrible accid More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2017/01/18, 07:52 AM
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Historical Fiction

This is a story of survival and how the effects of severe dust storms and drought affect an individual family and a community of farmers at large. The character development is excellent; the author brings the reader straight int More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/01/06, 08:47 PM
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Relationships can be complicated, especially when it comes to family. Whiskey and Charlie are brothers, identical twins, from the outside you canít tell them apart, but inside each is unique. As Charlie and Whiskey grow, the gap More
Reviewed by- Linda -2017/01/06, 08:47 PM
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Historical Fiction

This book opens the discussion on a little know practice of the mid 19th century. Many orphaned children were packed into trains and transported to the mid west; where they were put on display for the locals to adopt. Sadly, fam More
Reviewed by- linda -2017/01/06, 08:29 PM
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non fiction

I always love it when a story has it's roots in truth and this is just such a story. It's told primarily from the viewpoint of Joe Rantz, one of the nine men from The University of Washington's rowing team, competing in the 1936 More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/12/21, 10:47 AM
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fiction

Jodi Picoult sends a powerful message with her latest book Small Great Things. As usual, she writes about a current topic and challenges you to re-examine your beliefs. With well-developed characters and an excellent plot she s More
Reviewed by- andrea -2016/12/12, 09:41 PM
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mystery

Itís about a child gone missing and is told in alternating viewpoints; Jean, the Widow, who is also the wife of the prime suspect, the detective on the case, the mother of the missing child and a reporter in relentless pursuit of More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/12/12, 08:34 PM
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fiction

Narrated by the sweet young voice of Dixie Dupree, this book captures the small town Alabama life of a dysfunctional family in 1969. Dixieís father drinks, her mother has a hair trigger temper, money is tight, her support system More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/12/12, 07:56 PM
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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes is a moving and thought-provoking story. It has two female protagonists who tell their story. Sophie lives in a small French village occupied by the Germans in 1916. Her husband has go More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2016/11/14, 08:30 PM
fiction

I recently listened to MODERN LOVERS by Emma Straub on audio. It was light and entertaining but had enough substance to keep me interested. In the audio version, the voices were clear, distinct, and easy to follow. I was able More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2016/11/14, 06:18 PM
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Historical Fiction

This is a beautiful cultural read about two Afghanistan women Shekiba and Rahima, one the great ,great grandmother and a source of inspiration for the other. The story sheds light on the sad reality that not much has changed in More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/11/14, 03:22 PM
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Historical Fiction

Although THE RENT COLLECTOR is fiction, the inspiration for this book is the documentary film RIVER OF VICTORY. The story is set in Cambodia just after the decline of the Khmer Rouge regime. The two main characters, Sang Ly and More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/11/14, 01:57 PM
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Thriller

In quick order, Gilly Macmillan presents a compelling scenario and shortly after the reader will start to feel like reading throughout the night. The story revolves around a missing child and is told from the perspective of the More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/11/02, 08:46 PM
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As usual, Jodi Picoult likes to write books about current topics. And in the past several years, the treatment of animals has become a hot one. In this book, she tells the story of the majestic elephants. She demonstrates how t More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2016/11/01, 08:04 PM
Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction fans are going to love this emotionally charged story of the Chinese American struggles and the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act in Seattle; I certainly did. Prior to reading this book I was unaware of this blemish More
Reviewed by- linda -2016/10/17, 05:33 PM
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mystery

Don't miss this one! THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, a debut novel by Paula Hawkins, is fascinating. This mystery has three different narrators with distinct and clear voices. The story revolves around secrets, alcohol, cheating and ly More
Reviewed by- Andrea -2016/10/13, 09:59 AM
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