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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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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!


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The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250175465
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020

Choo's memerizing novel, set in 1930s Malaysia, is a rich and hautning story that follows the journeys of Ren, an 11-year-old houseoy; and Ji Lin, a young seamstress/dance hall girl.  Such a wonderful piece of work!


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Our Homesick Songs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501124501
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 20th, 2019

Hooper's lyrical prose sets off this story set in a Newfoundland fishing village where all the fish have disappeared.  A fascinating novel!


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The Illness Lesson: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385544665
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Published: Doubleday - February 11th, 2020

Excellent novel set after the Civil War about a girl's school and its unusual inhabitants.  Those trilling heart birds are the oddest  creatures I've come across in a novel.  Love the cover design.   Deep and rich, a novel that will be perfect for reading groups who want something different in their repertoire.  


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The Anomaly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538732441
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 25th, 2019

Great adventure book with some monsters thrown in along the way.  Fans of Preston/Child books should enjoy it.  I almost read it in one sitting!


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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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A Tender Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593084878
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2020

I loved this novel set in New York in the 1950s about the mounting of a Broadway muscial starring a white actress and a black actor.  There should have been an original cast album with this fine book!


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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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Truths I Never Told You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525804601
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Published: Graydon House - April 14th, 2020

A heartfelt novel about how postpartum depression affects a mother and her daughter.  A strong family story.


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My Ex-Life: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250122445
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

A witty and moving story about a gay man who goes back East to help out his ex-wife run her Airbnb. 


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The Whisper Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250318008
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Published: Celadon Books - June 9th, 2020

A fast paced thriller with a bit of supernatural thrown in.  If you're a fan of Criminal Minds you'll enjoy this novel.