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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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Harry's Trees By Jon Cohen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778308829
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Published: Mira Books - June 25th, 2019

Once in awhile a novel comes along that absolutely enchants me.  I love Harry and his unique friends (including his trees).  I totally agree with Debbie McComber who says the book "is worth its weight in gold".


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Miss Benson's Beetle: A Novel By Rachel Joyce Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812996708
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - November 3rd, 2020

I really enjoyed this book about two women going on an incredible journey to find the golden beetle of New Caledonia. Funny and very moving


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The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Nathan Harris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316461245
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 3rd, 2022

Set in Georgia during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, this meaningful novel follows two brothers, former slaves, who seek out work on the homestead of George Walker and his wife.  An epic story that continues to amaze me.


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The Time Traveler's Wife By Audrey Niffenegger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476764832
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Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

I loved this book.  Usually i don't have the patience or time for long novels like this one.  But the pages flew by.  I'll never forget the love story of Henry and Clare.  The time travel angle made it perfect for me.  


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Lark Ascending By Silas House Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751597
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 27th, 2022

One of my favorite books of 2022.  In the near future, religious nationalism grips America, as a family tries to find safety in Ireland.  Beautifully written with complex characters. 


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The Light Pirate: GMA Book Club Selection By Lily Brooks-Dalton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538708279
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

Epic in its scope, this amazing novel is about a Floriday family coping with climate change.  Beautifully written.


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

Sweet story of gay uncle Patrick who takes care of his niece and nephew while his brother is in rehab.  Funny and moving.


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Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style: A Novel By Paul Rudnick Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668004678
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Published: Atria Books - June 6th, 2023

I loved this novel!  I longed to be Nate Reminger, to have his writing career and his love for Farrell Covington.  A fine book/


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Signal Fires: A novel By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593467961
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Published: Vintage - October 24th, 2023

An excellent novel about two Jewish families who come together in unusual circumstances.  Winner of the National Jewish Book Award.


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The Air Raid Book Club: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063296190
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Published: William Morrow - July 11th, 2023

What?  Another WWII novel?  But this one is very good and deals with a bookstore that has a book club for people escaping the Blitz in war torn London.  Annie Lyons has created some very likeable characters.


Brooklyn: A Novel (Eilis Lacey Series) By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781439148952
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 2010

Certainly not a new novel, but one of the best I've read this year.  I loved it!


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How We Named the Stars By Andrés N. Ordorica Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781959030331
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Published: Tin House Books - January 30th, 2024

A queer closeted Mexican American teen falls in love with his college roommate in this compelling first novel from Ordorica.


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In Memoriam: A novel By Alice Winn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593467848
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 2024

The uncertainties of a gay relationship and the horrors of WWI come together in this brilliant debut novel.


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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

I loved this novel!  Probably one of the best I've read in a few years.  And her references to OUR TOWN were spot on!