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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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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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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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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 Hammerstein 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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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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Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062641366
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 11th, 2019

An intimate and compelling look at the complicated life of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein written by his daughter.


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ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

Excellent novel about an evangelical preacher who changes his religious views when he's ostracized by his congregation after accepting a gay couple into his flock.  He flees his small Tennessee town with his son when his wife demands full custody.  Great father/son relationship.


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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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The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385544252
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Published: Doubleday - June 25th, 2019

Lombardo's amazing first novel had me reading into the wee hours. The Sorenson family is one I'll never forget.  I love the cover art, too.


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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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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984823021
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Published: Hogarth - August 6th, 2019

Once again Boyne has written an amazing novel.  This time his centeral character is a writer who will do anything to succeed.  Excellent!