Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life – Book Review

Author: Christie Tate Genre: Memoir Publisher: Avid Reader Press Publication Date: October 27, 2020 Book Description: The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself. Christie Tate…

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When These Mountains Burn – Mini Review

Author: David Joy Genre: Mystery Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: August 18, 2020 Book Description: Acclaimed author and “remarkably gifted storyteller” (The Charlotte Observer) David Joy returns with a fierce and tender tale of a father, an addict, a lawman, and the explosive events that come to unite them. When his addict son gets…

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Just Like You – Mini Book Review

Author: Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Riverhead Books Publication Date: September 29, 2020 Book Description: This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she’d been handed. She…

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150 Glimpses of the Beatles – Book Review

Author: Craig Brown Genre: Biography Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly unique place in popular culture. Their influence extends far beyond music and into realms as diverse as fashion and…

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She Come By It Natural – Book Review

Author: Sarah Smarsh Genre: Biography Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton. Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane…

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Invisible Girl – Book Review

Author: Invisible Girl Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake. Owen Pick’s life is falling…

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Magic Lessons – Book Review

Author: Alice Hoffman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men…

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The Night Swim – Book Review

Author: Megan Goldin Genre: Thriller Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: In The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the “gripping and unforgettable” (Harlen Coben) The Escape Room, a true crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town’s dark…

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Golem Girl – Book Review

Author: Riva Lehrer Genre: Memoir Publisher: One World Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the…

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