Olive, Again – Book Review

Author: Elizabeth Strout Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Published Date: October 15, 2019 Book Description: Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). TheNew Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never…

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Lock Every Door – Book Review

Author: Riley Sager Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Dutton Published: July 2, 2019 Book Description: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one…

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Talking to Strangers – Book Review

Author: Malcom Gladwell Genre: Historical Study Publisher: Little Brown & Comany Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we…

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Degrees of Difficulty – Book Review

Author: Julie E. Justicz Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Fomite Published: October 1, 2019 Book Description: Love is the foundation of family, but at what cost? After Ben Novotny is born with a rare chromosomal disorder that produces profound mental disability and brain-racking seizures, his parents, Caroline and Perry, and their two other children are asked…

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The Testaments – Book Review

Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Dystopian Fiction Publisher: Nan A. Talese Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale,the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the…

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