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American Royals – Book Review

Author: Katherine McGee Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Published: September 3, 2019 Book Description: What if America had a royal family? If you can’t get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asiansmeets The Crown. Perfect for fans of…

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Motherland – Book Review

Author: Elissa Altman Genre: Memoir Publisher: Ballentine Books Published: August 6, 2019 Book Description: After surviving a traumatic childhood in nineteen-seventies New York and young adulthood living in the shadow of her flamboyant mother, Rita, a makeup-addicted former television singer, Elissa Altman has managed to build a very different life, settling in Connecticut with her…

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The Truth is a Theory – Book Review

Author: Karyn Bristol Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Wooden Dock Press Published Date: June 14, 2019 Book Description: How do you define the truth? Is it what you see? Is it what you are told by a beloved partner, a best friend, a trusted parent? Is it the whispers you hear in the halls of your…

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Without Her – Book Review

Author: Rosalind Brackenbury Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Delphinium Published: July 23. 2019 Book Description: When her old friend Hannah doesn’t show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened. But…

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The Secrets We Kept – Book Review

Author: Lara Prescott Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery Publisher: Knopf Published: September 3. 2019 Book Description: A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest…

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Opioid, Indiana – Book Review

Author: Brian Allen Carr Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Soho Press Published: September 17, 2019 Book Description: During a week-long suspension from school, a teenage transplant to impoverished rural Indiana searches for a job, the whereabouts of his vanished drug-addicted guardian, and meaning in the America of the Trump years. Seventeen-year-old Riggle is living in rural…

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Eyes to the Wind

Author: Ady Barkan Genre: Memoir Publisher: Atria Books Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: Ady Barkan loved taking afternoon runs on the California coast and holding his newborn son, Carl. But one day, he noticed a troubling weakness in his hand. At first, he brushed it off as carpal tunnel syndrome, but after a week…

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