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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 Boat Runner: A Novel Cover Image
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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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The Gustav Sonata Cover Image
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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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I Will Send Rain: A Novel Cover Image
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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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The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

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


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A Piece of the World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062356277
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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.


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The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062572103
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 24th, 2018

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


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The Reminders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316317023
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 25th, 2018

A heartfelt novel about the power of memories and the love of music.  I hope you enjoy the characters as much as I did.


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Munich: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436430
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Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2018

Excellent historical fiction about the Munich Agreement of 1938.  Harris is a master at bringing history to life.


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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984823014
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Published: Hogarth - November 13th, 2018

Once again Boyne has written an amazing novel.  This time his central character is a writer who will do ANYTHING to succeed.  Excellent!


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All I Love and Know: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062302892
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 21st, 2015

Frank writes about a gay couple whose relationship spins out of control when they're confronted with a tragedy.  Excellent!


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The War Outside Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316316699
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

A haunting look at life in the Crystal City internment camp during WWII told through the eyes of two teenaged girls (one Japanese American; one German Amercian)  Well researched.


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The Great Believers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

A stunning novel partly set in 1980s Chicago during the AIDS crisis.  One of the best books I read this year.