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Miller's Valley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996081
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Published: Random House - April 5th, 2016

A tale of a bright young girl coming of age, in a small town with a serious environmental situation, living with an extended family, complete with diverse personalities and secrets. Quindlen masterfully makes you care about all of this and more.

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At the Edge of the Orchard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525953005
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Published: Viking - March 15th, 2016

A fascinating story of tragedy, love and adventure in the American frontier of the 1800's. Johnny Appleseed makes an appearance in this story of a young boy who flees his small Ohio farm and makes his way west, escaping a series of events that follow him all the way to the Pacific coast.


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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062284709
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Published: Harper Design - June 16th, 2015

I spent an afternoon lost in the delightfulness of this book. The charm, grace and fascination of Audrey Hepburn is beautifully portrayed in this collection of photos, recipes and essays.


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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492623441
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 19th, 2016

I can't resist books about bookstores! This one is quaint, modern and unexpected. A joy!


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The Guest Room Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385538893
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Published: Doubleday Books - January 5th, 2016

This book reads like a crime thriller, but with Bohjalian's unique style of writing. It features rich characters, striking moral choices and family drama.


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The Waters of Eternal Youth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124807
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 8th, 2016

Once again, Donna Leon has created a captivating mystery in the magnificent city of Venice. For mystery fans new to Leon, her stories are intelligent, imaginative and exotic; a feast for the senses.


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My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood, Adolescence Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

Ferrante's exquisite, descriptive writing reads like a movie in my mind. I want to immediately read the next book in the Neapolitan series to linger a little longer in the lives of both Elena and Lila, the brilliaint friends.