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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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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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I Will Send Rain 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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Munich Cover Image
$27.95
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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The Heart's Invisible Furies Cover Image
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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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The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel Cover Image
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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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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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Less Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

Greer won this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for this witty and touching novel about mid-list author Arthur Less as he  approaches his 50th birthday.


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The Leavers Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208042
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 24th, 2018

Lisa Ko's timely and compelling novel looks at the relationship between an undocumented Chinese mother and her American-born son.  Great choice for reading groups.


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Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476716749
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

I was so impressed with this historical novel set mostly in New York City during WWII.  Egan's attention to detail is amazing!  A perfect reading group choice.