What You Wish For – Book Review

Author: Katherine Center Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: Book Description: Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living.But she wasn’t always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided…

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With or Without You – Book Review

Author: Caroline Leavitt Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt writes novels that expertly explore the struggles and conflicts that people face in their search for happiness. For the characters in With or Without You, it seems at first that such happiness can…

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The Death of Vivek Oji – Book Review

Author: Akwaeke Emezi Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Riverhead Books Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at…

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Luster – Book Review

Author: Raven Leilani Genre: Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: No one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know we’re ready to take it? Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking…

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The Hollow Ones – Book Review

Author: Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Audio) Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: A horrific crime that defies explanation, a rookie FBI agent in uncharted territory, and an extraordinary hero for the ages: an investigation spirals out of control in this heart-pounding thriller. Odessa Hardwicke’s life…

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Bear Necessity – Book Review

Author: James Gould-Bourn Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: Danny’s life is falling apart. He’s become a single father to eleven-year-old Will—who hasn’t spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash a year earlier—and Danny has just been fired from his construction job. To make matters…

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Musical Chairs – Book Review

Author: Amy Poeppel Genre: Fiction Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Publication Date: July 21, 2020 Book Description: Bridget and Will have the kind of relationship that people envy: they’re loving, compatible, and completely devoted to each other. The fact that they’re strictly friends seems to get lost on nearly everyone; after all, they’re as good as…

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Paradise Cove – Mini Book Review

Author: Jenny Holiday Genre: Romance Publisher: Forever Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Book Description: From the USA Today bestselling “master of witty banter” (Entertainment Weekly) comes a hilarious and heartwarming romance about a big city doctor who never expected to find the man of her dreams in the tiny town of Matchmaker Bay. Dr. Nora…

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Let’s Never Talk About This Again – Book Review

Author: Sara Faith Alterman Genre: Memoir Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Book Description: Samantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer’s, and reviving her father’s pornographic writing career, from writer and Mortified live producer Sara Faith Alterman. Twelve-year-old Sara enjoyed an G-rated existence in…

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It is Wood, It is Stone – Review

Author: Gabriella Burnham Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: One World/Random House Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Book Description: With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which two women’s lives intersect. Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved to São…

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