Dear Child – Book Review

Author: Romy Haussmann Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Flatiron Books Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Book Description: A woman held captive finally escapes—but can she ever really get away?Gone Girl meets Room in this page-turning, #1 internationally bestselling thriller from one of Germany’s hottest new talents A windowless shack in the woods. A dash to safety. But…

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This Secret Thing – Book Review

Author: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: October 1, 2020 Book Description: Out of love. Out of protection. Out of fear. Everyone has a reason to lie. Everyone in Raleigh, North Carolina, is talking about Norah Ramsey, the single mother accused of being a suburban madam. But Norah’s not…

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Monogamy – Book Review

Author: Sue Miller Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Sue Miller Publication Date: September 8, 2020 Book Description: A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion…

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Jack – Book Review

Author: Marilynne Robinson Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: September, 29, 2020 Book Description: Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world…

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A Knock at Midnight – Book Review

Author: Brittany K. Barnett Genre: Memoir Publisher: Crown Publishing Publication Date: September 8, 2020 Book Description: Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of…

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The Most Precious of Cargoes – Book Review

Author: Jean-Claude Grumberg Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperVia Publication Date: September 29, 2020 Book Description: Set during the height of World War II, a powerful and unsettling tale about a woodcutter and his wife, who finds a mysterious parcel thrown from a passing train. Once upon a time in an enormous forest lived a woodcutter…

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Good Morning, Monster – Book Review

Author: Catherine Gildiner Genre: Memoir Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: September, 22, 2020 Book Description: In this fascinating narrative, therapist Catherine Gildiner’s presents five of what she calls her most heroic and memorable patients. Among them: a successful, first generation Chinese immigrant musician suffering sexual dysfunction; a young woman whose father abandoned her at…

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The Brother Years – Mini Book Review

Author: Shannon Burke Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Pantheon Books Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Book Description: “In our family, there was none of this crap about everyone being a winner,” says Willie, the narrator, who looks back on his teen years–and his nearly mortal combat with his domineering older brother, Coyle. In the Brennan house…

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Escaping Dreamland – Book Review

Author: Charlie Lovett Genre: Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Publication Date: September 22, 2020 Book Description: In 1906 New York City, a trio of young people come together to write a series of children’s books that echo down the generations in unexpected ways. Robert Parrish’s childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys…

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