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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 Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel By Kim Michele Richardson Cover Image
$15.99
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 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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Time After Time: A Novel By Lisa Grunwald Cover Image
$18.00
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 By Alan Hlad Cover Image
$15.95
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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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 Lost Love Song: A Novel By Minnie Darke Cover Image
$17.00
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 author.


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Conjure Women: A Novel By Afia Atakora Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525511502
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2021

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


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The Last Chance Library By Freya Sampson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201381
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Published: Berkley - August 31st, 2021

Great novel about a library in a small English town that might be shuttered if the town council has anything to do with it.  A colorful cast of patrons and a shy librarian rise up in protest to save the library.  Charming story!


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

A funny and moving novel about family.  Maisie and Grant stay with their gay uncle (Guncle) Patrick in Palm Springs while their dad (Patrick's Bro) goes to rehab.  I loved this book.  


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The Nature of Fragile Things By Susan Meissner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451492197
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Published: Berkley - January 4th, 2022

I've read several Susan Meissner novels, but none as moving as this one.  Set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake this is a tale of the bonds of friendship and motherly love, and the power of female solidarity.  Beautifully realised! 


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The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Nathan Harris Cover Image
$17.99
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 Authenticity Project: A Novel By Clare Pooley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984878632
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2020

I really enjoyed this charming novel about a green notebook called THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT that brings six strangers together.  Love the British setting.  


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.