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This Shining Life – Book Review

Author: Harriet Kline Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 22, 2021 Book Description: A boy struggling to process an unexpected loss believes he has been given a series of clues to the biggest puzzle of all—the meaning of life—in this deeply felt debut novel. “An exquisitely beautiful and compelling novel about love,…

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Songs in Ursa Major – Book Review

Author: Emma Brodie Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication Date: June 22, 2021 Book Description: The year is 1969, and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest is abuzz with one name: Jesse Reid. Tall and soft-spoken, with eyes blue as stone-washed denim, Jesse Reid’s intricate guitar riffs and supple baritone are poised to…

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Cloud Cuckoo Land – Book Review

Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: September 28, 2021 Book Description: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes the highly anticipated Cloud Cuckoo Land. Set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small…

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Wish You Were Here – Book Review

Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: November 30, 2021 Book Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising) Diana…

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Oh William! – Mini Book Review

Author: Elizabeth Strout Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: October 19, 2021 Book Description: Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. “Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so…

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The Party Crasher – Book Review

Author: Sophie Kinsella Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: October 12, 2021 Book Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you’ve ever snuck into. It’s been over two years since…

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The Santa Suit – Book Review

Author: Mary Kay Andrews Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: September 28, 2021 Book Description: From Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit. When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight…

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The Book of Magic – Book Review

Author: Alice Hoffman Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: October 5, 2021 Book Description: Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love…

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L.A. Weather – Book Review

Author: María Amparo Escandón Genre: Fiction Publisher: Flatiron Books Publication Date: September 7, 2021 Book Description: L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for…

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The Magician – Book Review

Author: Colm Tóibín Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: September 7, 2021 Book Description: From one of today’s most brilliant and beloved novelists, a dazzling, epic family saga set across a half-century spanning World War I, the rise of Hitler, World War II, and the Cold War. Colm Tóibín’s magnificent new novel opens in…

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