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"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book."  STEPHEN FRY

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The Drifter (Peter Ash Novel #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425283257
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 9th, 2016

Terrific crime thriller set in Milwaukee.  Peter Ash will "star" in several more novels.  Very entertaining!


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ISBN: 9780062658012
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 5th, 2017

An excellent novel about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII, seen through the eyes of a young Dutch teen who joins the German Navy.


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ISBN: 9781590515525
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Published: Other Press (NY) - July 10th, 2012

This is the fourth book I've read by Boyne.  This time he follows the friendship between two soldiers during WWI.  Absolutely worth every word! 


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ISBN: 9780393354843
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

Bravo!  Let's give this book a standing ovation!  Rose Tremain tells a story about frienship, love and passion... set in Switzerland.  I loved it!


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

What a wonderful novel!  The story of a Korean family living in Japan from 1910 through 1989.  Characters I really cared about.  And a part of history I knew nothing about.


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ISBN: 9780062469694
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Published: Ecco Press - December 26th, 2017

This compelling novel by Wisconsin author Butler follows Nelson Doughty from summer Boy Scout camp to Vietnam and back again.  Excellent!


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ISBN: 9781250145932
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 28th, 2017

Meadows re-creates the Dust Bowl in this story of love, loss and perseverance.  Beautifully written.


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ISBN: 9780525520269
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 16th, 2018

An excellent piece of historical fiction.  Harris brings 1938 Germany and Britain to life.  The "calm" before the storm.


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ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth Press - March 6th, 2018

One of the best novels I read last year by an author I greatly respect. 


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ISBN: 9780147515797
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Published: Puffin Books - September 5th, 2017

A funny and touching book.  Peck reminds us that love has many forms.  It's the story of Archer and the role models he looks up to in middle school.  Wonderful!


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Time and Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684801056
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Published: Touchstone Books - February 1st, 1995

This wonderful time travel novel has been on my favorite book list since it was first published in 1970


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ISBN: 9780062572028
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Published: Harper - July 4th, 2017

Set on the shores of Lake Superior, this intricate family saga is beautifully written.  Does the reading world need another lighhouse story?  Yes, if it's this one. 


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ISBN: 9780062356277
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 30th, 2018

The author of Orphan Train writes about Christina Olson, the inspiration for artist Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World."  Beautifully realized.  A good reading group choice.