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Just Like You – Mini Book Review

Author: Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Riverhead Books Publication Date: September 29, 2020 Book Description: This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she’d been handed. She…

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150 Glimpses of the Beatles – Book Review

Author: Craig Brown Genre: Biography Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly unique place in popular culture. Their influence extends far beyond music and into realms as diverse as fashion and…

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She Come By It Natural – Book Review

Author: Sarah Smarsh Genre: Biography Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton. Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane…

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Invisible Girl – Book Review

Author: Invisible Girl Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Book Description: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake. Owen Pick’s life is falling…

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Magic Lessons – Book Review

Author: Alice Hoffman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men…

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The Night Swim – Book Review

Author: Megan Goldin Genre: Thriller Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: In The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the “gripping and unforgettable” (Harlen Coben) The Escape Room, a true crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town’s dark…

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Golem Girl – Book Review

Author: Riva Lehrer Genre: Memoir Publisher: One World Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the…

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Leave the World Behind – Book Review

Author: Rumaan Alam Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Ecco Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life…

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In a Holidaze – Book Review

Author: Christina Lauren Genre: Romance Publisher: Gallery Books Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: Groundhog Day meets The Family Stone in the quintessential holiday romance by the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her…

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Earthlings – Book Review

Author: Sayaka Murata Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Grove Atlantic Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: From the beloved author of cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, which has now sold more than one million copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty-three languages, comes a spellbinding and otherworldly novel about a woman who believes she…

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