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The Lager Queen of Minnesota – Book Review

Author: J. Ryan Stradel Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Published: July 23, 2019 Book Description: Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what…

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Weekly Reading Round-up – September 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day. Hope you all are getting in some getting some extra reading time and lots of relaxation. I am spending this week in Port Aransas, TX. While we are enjoying the outdoors this long weekend, I will be working from this location tomorrow. I am lucky enough to get to work from wherever…

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Chances Are…Book Review (Best Book of the Year)

Author: Richard Russo Genre: Fiction Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group Published: July 30, 2019 Book Description: One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha’s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn’t have been more different then, or even today–Lincoln’s a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey…

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The Grammarians – Book Review

Author: Cathleen Schine Genre: Fiction Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books Published: September 3, 2019 Book Description: From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share…

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After the Flood – Book Review

Author: Kassandra Montag Genre: Dystopian/Cli-Fi Publisher: William Morrow Published: September 3, 2019 Book Description: A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies…

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The Glass Woman – Book Review

Author: Caroline Lea Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Published: Harper Book Description: Rósa has always dreamed of living a simple life alongside her Mamma in their remote village in Iceland, where she prays to the Christian God aloud during the day, whispering enchantments to the old gods alone at night. But after her father dies…

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Patsy – Book Review

Author: Nicole Dennis-Benn Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Liveright Published: June 4. 2019 Book Description: When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose…

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