Weekly Reading Round-Up – August 19, 2019

Hi all, another week is in the books. For me, I spent quality time visiting family in New York and celebrating my Grandpa’s 90th birthday. It was quite a celebration. I managed to get in some reading though most of this was on the back-end of the week. I am personally trying to get through…

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The Reckless Oath We Made – Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: Bryn Greenwood Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Published: August 20, 2019 Book Description: Zee is nobody’s fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead’s temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and…

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Going Dutch – Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: James Gregor Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: August 20, 2019 Book Description: Exhausted by dead-end forays in the gay dating scene, surrounded constantly by friends but deeply lonely in New York City, and drifting into academic abyss, twenty-something graduate student Richard has plenty of sources of anxiety. But…

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Lady in the Lake – Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: Laura Lippman Genre: Historical Fiction/Crime Publisher: William Morrow Published: July 23, 2019 Book Description: In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost…

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Fleishman is in Trouble -Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Random House Published: June 18, 2019 Book Description: Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting…

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We Are All Good People Here – Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: Susan Rebecca White Genre: Fiction Publisher: Atria Books Published: August 6, 2019 Description: Eve Whalen, privileged child of an old-money Atlanta family, meets Daniella Gold in the fall of 1962, on their first day at Belmont College. Paired as roommates, the two become fast friends. Daniella, raised in Georgetown by a…

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The Lines – Book Review

Buy on Amazon Author: Anthony Varallo Genre: Fiction Publisher: University of Iowa Press Published: August 15, 2019 Book Description: Set in the summer of 1979, when America was running out of gas, The Lines tells the story of a family of four—the mother, the father, the girl, and the boy—in the first months of a marital separation.…

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