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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 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 saga is beautifully written.  Doe the reading world need more lighthouse stories?  Yes, if it's this one!


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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492671527
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Richardson's engaging novel is a tribute to the 1930s Kentucky Pack Horse Library.  Cussy Mary Carter, Troublesome's traveling librarian, is also one of the Kentucy blue-skinned people.  A solid book group selection.


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Harry's Trees Cover Image
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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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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

A sassy and fun gay romance!  I read it in one sitting.  Loved it!  So did Bookseller Chloe.  


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Call Your Daughter Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778309796
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Published: Park Row - April 7th, 2020

What a fine novel!  Set in 1924 South Carolina about three strong women uniting to stand up to injustices in their small town.


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My Kind of People: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137151
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2020

Set on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, this multigenerational tale is a moving story about family, marriage and community.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ichabod Island.  I hope you do, too. 


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Time After Time: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812983647
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 9th, 2020

A love story that is beyond time set in Grand Central Station.  Grunwald's sense of place is outstanding!


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The Long Flight Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496721686
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - April 28th, 2020

A fascinating historical novel about the use of homing pigeons during WWII.  Don't laugh!  I have become quite taken with these brave and able birds.


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Hamnet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

One of the best novels I read during 2020.  Little is known about Shakespeare's son who died at an early age.  O'Farrell's prose is absolutely beautiful and her imagination never stops.  Excellent!


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Miss Benson's Beetle: A Novel Cover Image
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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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ISBN: 9781984803160
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Published: Berkley - November 17th, 2020

Lucy and Emilia's grand-aunt Poppy takes them to Italy to attempt to break the 200 year old curse of the Fontana family:  the second-born daughter will never find love.  A novel filled with humor and pathos.  And a great tour of Italy thrown in.  


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The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063026063
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Published: William Morrow - September 8th, 2020

Poignant and funny novel about the joys and sorrows of living.  You won't forget Eurdora or Rose.


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The Lost Love Song: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593160336
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 13th, 2020

Please excuse the gaudy cover.  This is a compelling novel about the power of music.  Australian aughor.


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The Chelsea Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524744601
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Published: Dutton - December 8th, 2020

A fine novel about how the Red Scare affected Broadway during the 1950s.  Fiona Davis has certainly done her homework.  


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The Accidentals: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062471758
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 13th, 2019

A gripping tale that follows the relationship between two sisters as they navigate life after the tragic death of their mother.


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Conjure Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525511502
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Published: Random House Trade - February 23rd, 2021

One of the best novels I read in 2020.  Beautiful prose and memorable characters.  A mesmerizing look at slavery and freedom.