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Edgar and Lucy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250096982
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 7th, 2017

Yes this novel has a very disturbing topic but it is so much more than that!  It is so well written and such a page turner and has so many elements that you will be drawn to that you won't be able to put it down!!

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307948830
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Published: Vintage Books - July 1st, 2014

This wonderful work of non-fiction was a recent Book Club pick and caught me by suprise!  I was unsure if I would be interested in it and ended up loving it!  It reads like fiction and is a wonderful insight into the lives of Benjamin Franklin and his beloved sister, Jane.  You will learn so much about the time period in Boston and Phila. and what women were dealing with at the same time.  A great discussion book!

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The Gargoyle Hunters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101946886
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 21st, 2017

When this advanced readers copy came across my desk I grabbed it and took it right home.  I love novels that take place in NYC and especially that deal with the architecture of that city.  I don't think that I will ever walk around any city again and look at it the same way.  I will walk much more slowly and look all around me - certainly I will look up and admire the gargoyles and wonder about their history.  The story and characters are also wonderful!

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Bright Shiny Morning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061573170
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 12th, 2009

My daughter is going to art school in CA this fall so I have become naturally drawn to stories that take place there!  This is a doozie!  It has several story lines and an incredible array of interesting facts about the wonderful, crazy beautiful town of Los Angeles.  It is gritty and raw and creative and sassy!  Hope you like it as much as I did!

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ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

An incredibly unique take on the Underground Railroad!  Colson Whitehead's writing is like no other and his point of view intense!  I read much of this book with my mouth open and my heart feeling broken.  It is a history that is both appalling and eye opening at the same time.  Prepare to be shocked and prepare to understand.

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A Great Reckoning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250022110
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 2nd, 2017

The owner of the store passed this on to me with great reviews.  I was long overdue for a good mystery and especially by an author that I had never read!  Louise Penny has it down and has written a page turner with enjoyable characters and  interesting setting while leaving you guessing until the last minute. Isn't that just what we want in a mystery?!

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Lucky Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101982242
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 10th, 2017

Seriously one of the best books I've read in a long time!  I was missing that feeling of wanting to do nothing else but read my book! Sekaran is an amazing writer and draws a story that has many characters lives intersecting and offers many points of view that are important to the story, the theme, the overall message!  A very timely book as far as our current events go!