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Thriller
The Other Woman
by Sadie Jones
From The Jacket: The most twisty, addictive and gripping debut thriller you'll read this year. HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows i More Read PBR Review

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Highly entertaining. A nice mix of mystery and suspense with some domestic drama thrown in. One that gives new meaning to the concept of "other woman". This times it’s a mother in law who does not want her son to marry Emily and will stop at nothing to prevent it.
by-Linda 2019/05/07, 08:55 AM

Fiction
The Immortalists
by Chloe Benjamin
From The Jacket: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone More Read PBR Review

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A bittersweet story with great family dynamics and one with interesting issues and realistic family relationships. Four siblings, visit a fortuneteller who tells each the date they will die. This is a story of how this impacts their lives and deaths. The basic premise of knowing your date of death is interesting and really makes you think.
by-Linda 2019/05/06, 03:56 PM

Fiction
The Cliff House
by RaeAnne Thayne
From The Jacket: Three women—two sisters and their aunt—and the cliff house on the northern California coast that served as a beacon to them all… After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aun More Read PBR Review

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A beautiful blend of fiction and romance and a tribute to women. The story is compelling and overflowing with warmth. Each character is dynamic and complicated in this emotionally charged story.
by-Linda 2019/05/06, 03:46 PM

Thriller
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides
From The Jacket: The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband, and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter More

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A twisty tale with a few surprises that most will not see coming.This clever and suspenseful psychological thriller is all about the why and will keep you turning the pages as the truth is uncovered.
by-Linda 2019/05/06, 03:34 PM

Thriller
An Anonymous Girl
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
From The Jacket: The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anony More Read PBR Review

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An intense, highly enjoyable psychological thriller by the authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US. A young New York woman participates in a psychological study on morality and ethics. The questions are tough, personal and will certainly make the reader think about how he or she would answer the same questions. Excellent.
by-Linda 2019/05/06, 03:21 PM

Nonfiction
Braving the Wilderness
by Brene Brown
From The Jacket: “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experienc More Read PBR Review

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Fiction
The Last Romantics
by Tara Conklin
From The Jacket: When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow More Read PBR Review

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Historical Fiction
The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff
From The Jacket: 1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Un More Read PBR Review

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Fiction
The Night Tiger
by Yangsze Choo
From The Jacket: The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —Kirkus (starred review) An utterly transp More Read PBR Review

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A beautifully written mystery that combines murder, superstition, Chinese culture and romance into an intriguing mystical story. The characters are unique and fully developed.
by-Linda 2019/04/05, 03:58 AM

Mystery
The Widows of Malabar Hill
by Sujata Massey
From The Jacket: Sujata Massey (Agatha and Macavity Award–winning author of the Rei Shimura series) brings us a delightful new mystery set in 1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s rst female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of More Read PBR Review

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A delightful light read that describes life in 1920s Bombay for an educated female. I loved learning about the culture and religion, but I especially enjoyed reading about the rights of women in this era.
by-Linda 2019/04/05, 03:57 AM

Fiction
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amore Towles
From The Jacket: He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Count Alexander Ro More Read PBR Review

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The story of Count Rostov, and his life in the Metropol Hotel. He was put under house arrest by the Kremlin and not allowed to go outside. The book explores how he created a life for himself there The pace is slow at times, but this is a must-read book; it's beautifully told and includes some great Russian history
by-Linda 2019/03/24, 03:39 PM

Fiction
Circe
by Madeline Miller
From The Jacket: “A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story,” this #1 New York Times bestseller is “both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right” (Alexandr More Read PBR Review

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This is a book you will devour. It grabs you right from the start. It's about Circe, the daughter of Helios, God of the sun. Her story and Greek mythology covered in this book are both captivating to read about.
by-Linda 2019/03/22, 01:07 PM

Fiction
The Dream Daughter
by Diane Chamberlain
From The Jacket: New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child. When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her More Read PBR Review

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A unique story about the journey of a young widow determined to save her unborn child who needs fetal surgery to survive. Unfortunately, it's the 1970s and the options are risky and limited. An emotional well written tale.
by-Linda 2019/03/22, 12:57 PM

Fiction
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
by Robert Dugoni
From The Jacket: Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, “a novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to t More Read PBR Review

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A coming of age story about a boy born with red pupils and as a result is bullied, teased and not accepted. The story follows him and his two closest friends as they journey into adulthood and go beyond what defined them as children. It's heartwarming and poignant.
by-Linda 2019/03/22, 12:44 PM

Nonfiction
Educated
by Tara Westover
From The Jacket: #1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLID More Read PBR Review

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An amazing memoir about a young girl and her struggle to overcome her extremely dysfunction family. Against all odds, she educates herself enough to gain admission to Bringham Young College.and then goes on to study at both Harvard and Cambridge Univesity.
by-Linda 2019/03/22, 12:29 PM

Nonfiction
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
From The Jacket: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so called Marsh More Read PBR Review

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A coming of age story that follows the journey and growth of Kya, abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself in a town full of intolerant judgemental people who turned a blind eye to the herculean struggles of a young girl.
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 07:13 PM

Historical Fiction
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
From The Jacket: This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz tattooist Ludwig, Lale Sokolov, an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. The More Read PBR Review

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A beautifully told tale, based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, a young man who not only survived the atrocities of Auschwitz-Birkenau- but met and fell in love with Gita, another prisoner. The story is powerful. There is much anguish, but also a lot of hope.
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 07:12 PM

Fiction
Daisy Jones and The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
From The Jacket: A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over h More

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Reid brings the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies to life: the sex, drugs and rock n roll,
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 07:11 PM

Nonfiction
Becoming
by Michelle Obama
From The Jacket: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. More

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A poignant and insightful memoir that tells the story of First Lady Michelle Obama. It's an honest look at her life and the challenges she faced. Michelle Obama gives intimate details about what it was like growing up on the south side of Chicago, her college years, her devotion to Barack and her journey to the White House.
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 06:40 PM

Fiction
The Darkest Child
by Delores Phillips
From The Jacket: Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brigh More Read PBR Review

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Listening to this book on audio was amazing! I was transported to rural Georgia in the 1960s and had a hard time taking a break from it. Seldom do I love a character as much as Tangy Mae.
by-ANDREA 2019/03/03, 04:25 PM

Historical Fiction
We Were the Lucky Ones
by Georgia Hunter
From The Jacket: It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not More Read PBR Review

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A terrific story, very well-written. However, it is essentially a sad story despite the survivors of the Holocaust because no one in the succeeding generations of this family is Jewish. So.....does that mean that Hitler actually won in this case?
by-Lenore 2019/02/23, 12:05 PM

Fantastic historical fiction and my favorite kind, one based on true events; Georgia Hunter's grandfather was a member of the real family. It takes place just before and during WWII. Recommend to anyone who loves stories that revolve around families, and a must read for WWII fans.
by-Linda 2018/03/21, 05:21 PM

fiction
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles
From The Jacket: A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromisin More Read PBR Review

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I, for one, like a book that is paced a bit faster. This book is too slow moving for me, and I have yet to come across its purpose, and I am half of the way through it. I like a strong plot, and I'm still trying to figure out what this book's plot is. All I'm doing is following the lives of a few characters as they live day by day! Really???? I need something meatier to read. I will finish the book because it is my book club's selection this month, but I am reading other books while reading this one. Obviously, I need the interruptions to keep my sanity. Sorry for such a negative review. Many, many people liked it.
by-Maureen 2018/04/13, 12:15 AM

I loved the amazing description of New York in the year 1938 – lots of glamour but also a lot of reality. This is a character driven novel, one meant to be read slowly and enjoyed, so it may not be for everyone. Recommend for those that enjoy a literary novel with dynamic characters and wonderful descriptions.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/01/20, 02:19 AM

Fiction
Rosie Colored Glasses
by Brianna Wolfson
From The Jacket: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH ROSIE COLORED GLASSES Just as opposites attract, they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie’s daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental and tapes che More Read PBR Review

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A moving story about a carefree spirited woman, a serious disciplined man and complicated relationship that develops between them. Rosie and Rex never should have married, but they did. They never should have had children. But, they did. What follows is not only a story of the push and pull of divorced parents sharing responsibilities, but a lesson in different parenting styles and a story that examines many issues. Excellent, recommend.
by-Linda 2018/03/21, 05:55 PM

Fiction
Anatomy of a Scandal
by Sarah Vaughan
From The Jacket: You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him. “The courtroom yields high drama, but Vaughan also dives deep into the characters’ backstories—especially the entitled lives of powerful men—creating a nuanced story More Read PBR Review

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A book that is relevant given the current headlines about sex and men in power that dominate the news lately. It’s suspenseful and examines issues of class, money and the balance of power between the sexes. A happily married, British politician is accused of raping his young assistant. It sheds light on the issue of sexual consent, and looks at what can be considered grey areas.
by-Linda 2018/03/21, 05:48 PM

Historical Fiction
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate
From The Jacket: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”* Memphis, 1939 More Read PBR Review

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Inspired by true events, an emotional story about poor children who were kidnapped and sold to wealthy families, shedding light on a despicable practice that went on for too many years. Highly recommend.
by-Linda 2018/03/21, 05:32 PM

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