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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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The House of Ashes – Mini Book Review

Author: Stuart Neville Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Soho Press Publication Date: September 7, 2021 Book Description: Sara Keane’s husband, Damien, has uprooted them from England and moved them to his native Northern Ireland for a “fresh start” in the wake of her nervous breakdown. Sara, who knows no one in Northern Ireland, is jobless,…

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Several People Are Typing – Book Review

Author: Calvin Kasulke Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Humor / Literary Fiction Publication Date: August 31, 2021 Book Description: A work-from-home comedy where WFH meets WTF. “An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism.”–Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House Told entirely through clever and captivating Slack messages, this irresistible, relatable satire…

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At The Edge of the Haight – Book Review

Author: Katherine Seligman Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Publication Date: January 19, 2021 Book Description: Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, lives with her dog and makeshift family in the hidden spaces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She thinks she knows how to survive and whom to trust until she accidentally witnesses the murder of…

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The Second Season – Book Review

Author: Emily Adrian Genre: Sports | Women’s Fiction Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Publication Date: July 27, 2021 Book Description: Ruth Devon starred for Georgetown Basketball back in college—until she injured her knee, married her coach, and found a new career calling games on the radio. Twenty years later, Ruth and her now-ex-husband, Lester, are two of…

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Double Blind – Mini Book Review

Author: Edward St. Aubyn Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux Publication Date: June 1st, 2021 Book Description: Double Blind follows three close friends and their circle through a year of extraordinary transformation. Set inLondon, Cap d’Antibes, Big Sur, and a rewilded corner of Sussex, this thrilling, ambitious novel is about the headlong pursuit…

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The Skeleton Tree – Book Review

Author: Diane Janes Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Severn House Publishers Publication Date: June 1, 2021 Book Description: Is Wendy’s dream house about to turn into her worst nightmare? From the moment Wendy Thornton first laid eyes on number 37, The Ashes, she knew she had to have it. It may seem neglected on the…

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