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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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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 Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

A stunning novel.  Partially set in 1980s Chicago during the AIDS crisis.  One of the best book I read last year.


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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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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!