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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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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 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.  Beautifully written!


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Riders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684822778
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 23rd, 1996

One of my favorite novels!  A father and his daughter search throughout Europe for the wife/mother who has abandoned them.  A dark and thought provoking book.


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The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250175458
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 12th, 2019

Choo's mesmerizing novel, set in 1930s Malaya, is a rich and haunting story following the journeys of Ren, an 11 year-old houseboy; and Ji Lin, a young seamstress/dance hall girl.  Such a wonderful piece of work!  


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Only Child Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525434979
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

I found this novel to be riveting and very moving.  Navin explores grief in all of its manifestations and lets us see the aftermath of a school shooting through a first grader's eyes.  Very powerful!


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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

This compassionate and heartbreaking novel is the best book I've read this year.  I guarantee a great discussion for your reading group. 


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We Must Be Brave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218864
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 26th, 2019

A touching novel set in a small English village during and after WWII.  A story about love and loss.  Ellen Parr is a character you won't forget.


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Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250214867
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Published: Picador - May 14th, 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstien musicals have been part of my life as far back as I can remember. (I own 4 different CDS of "The Sound of Music".)  Purdum's book is a fine tribute to the pair.


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We Must Be Brave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218864
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 26th, 2019

A touching novel set in a small English village during and after WWII.  A story about love and loss.  Ellen Parr is a character you won't forget.


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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!