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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
by Anne Tyler
From The Jacket: Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night when her husband left the little row house on Baltimores Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone Jenny, high spir More

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The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Kidd Monk
From The Jacket: Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been More

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This is one of my favorite books. The voice of the main character was touching and believable. I ran right out and bought one of Sue Kidd Monk's other novels
by-BB 2009/04/07, 10:26 AM

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Midwives
by Chris Bohjalian
From The Jacket: In the pastoral community of Reddington, Vermont, during the harsh winter of 1981, Sibyl Danforth makes a lifeordeath decision based on fifteen years of experience as a respected midwife a decision intended to save a child, a de More

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A very believable well researched story. Chris Bohialain’s writing style was outstanding throughout this well plotted story; the book was hard to put down at times. The topic of midwifery and all its legal and moral implications makes for great discussion, varied opinions and also a great read. Get your emotional armor out for this one.
by-Lyn 2009/04/05, 07:22 AM

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Foer
From The Jacket: Nine year old Oskar Schnell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in More

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This is written in a unique, very creative and quirky manner. Although the main character is precious and the storytelling great, I would recommend this to readers with an open adventurous mindset as the writing style is quite unconventional.
by-PBR 2009/04/02, 06:03 PM

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Fractured
by Karen Slaughter
From The Jacket: Now the number one internationally best selling author returns to the damaged landscape she knows so well in a bold new novel at once a powder keg of suspense, gritty portrait of a cops life, and searing exploratin of a shocking More

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Well written, fast paced, great police procedural, you can’t ask for much more in a mystery. It’s a sequel to Slaughter’s Triptych, which I did not read; I still enjoyed the book and did not feel lost. It’s well plotted with a consistent level of suspense, and filled with lots of twists to keep you hooked. I look forward to her next book
by-Lyn 2009/03/31, 07:53 AM

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Run
by Ann Patchett
From The Jacket: Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive and ambitious father. As the former Mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared More

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Very different form “Bel Canto” but a nice read. Patchette develops very engaging, real characters right from the start, you quickly become attached. It is not a fast paced novel but Patchette does keep you intrigued, you want to keep reading. You like and want her main character in particular to find contentment in life. The book’s topic of biological versus adopted children and the life choices of the mother and child are thought provoking and emotionally charged. Great Discussion book.
by-Lyn 2009/03/31, 07:43 AM

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One Thousand White Women
by Jim Fergus
From The Jacket: One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd's journey west, into the unknown. Yet the unknown is a far better fate than the life she left behind: committed to an insane asylum by her blueblood family for the crime of loving a m More Read PBR Review

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This is a captivating story you will not want to put down. It's beautifully written with excellent characters. I enjoyed reading about the Indian culture as well as the love story. It has a little bit of eveything to keep you reading.
by-Andrea 2009/03/24, 06:00 AM

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