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ISBN: 9780553418774
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 23rd, 2015

 I love the idea of a bookstore on a floating barge. I love the idea of a bookseller who is like a pharmacist, prescribing books to help people through the challenging and joyful times of their lives. And I love the idea of adventure along a river in the South of France to heal a broken heart. One of the main characters is a bestselling author who creates phrases that are meaningful plays on words. My favorite: Wishableness!

ISBN: 9781455599875
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 21st, 2015

I have extended the stay of this book on my staff picks shelf! It has touched my heart. As I pick it up and look at the dozens of dog-eared pages, I want to remember the way Elizabeth Alexander describes, in the most beautiful language, her reflections on life’s meaning after loss.


ISBN: 9781118901106
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Published: John Wiley & Sons - May 5th, 2014

Another Women’s Business Book Club pick! Through the stories of famous CEO’s of corporations, government and non-profits, this author explores the qualities of leadership, both successful and sometimes unsuccessful. Fascinating insight and historical antedotes from the leaders that shape our society.

ISBN: 9780310321910
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Published: Zondervan - January 26th, 2011

After reading this book, I immediately downloaded the free app on my phone and began counting my blessings. This book is one to read slowly, savoring Voskamp’s poetic words as she searches for beauty and grace in a busy and demanding world. This author wants to learn to choose gratefulness and her words inspire me to do the same!


ISBN: 9780060740689
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 27th, 2004

If you enjoy smart international mysteries, Donna Leon's books are must-reads. This is the first in her highly praised series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, one of my favorite literary characters! The descriptions of Venice, featuring the architecture, food, art and culture, are delightfully woven throughout the story. Divertiti! Enjoy!


ISBN: 9781439170939
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 2nd, 2015

A small, charming Irish town is the setting for this story, filled with rich and diverse characters who all impact Nora Webster’s life after the death of her husband. This is a beautifully written book, a treasure of a read.