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ISBN: 9780316403207
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 24th, 2015

A fellow staff member recommended this book to me.  It is not something i would normally pick and was a nice surprise!  I loved how the whole story took place in Philly with so many references that I recognized.  It was fast paced and gritty, with characters that you actually cared about and wanted to see end up on the good side. Don't miss this page turner!

By Betty Smith, Anna Quindlen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 2005

A recent pick for my book club, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my all time favorite books.  I have read this at many stages of my life and find it amazing and lovely every time.  It really makes you appreciate all that you have in relation to what it must have been like to grow up poor in Brooklyn at the turn of the century.  A must read for the well read and for anyone that enjoys a coming of age story filled with family love and hard work despite all the odds.

ISBN: 9781608680863
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Published: New World Library - March 13th, 2012

When I recently lost my dog I was devastated and even though all my friends and family were more than supportive, I still couldn't seem to get over it.  It was so nice to pick up this book and read that it way okay to feel this way.  This book has so many words of wisdom that really do help you heal and find some acceptance at a time when you really feel like you never will.  It is hard to say goodbye but hopefully this book can help put your pet in a special place in your heart.

ISBN: 9780812995442
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Published: Random House - January 20th, 2015

I loved this book!  Not only was it well written but the author was wonderful at weaving the story back and forth in time from London to California.  It is the story of a marriage, a life before and after, a mistake and the consequences.  I really enjoyed the characters and found myself empathizing with all of them individually.  This will be a perfect read for the summer!

ISBN: 9780345806871
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Published: Vintage Books - October 7th, 2014

I had had my eye on this book for awhile and was so happy when someone picked it for book club last month.  It is written in such an unusual style and is so clever that you cannot help but want to read on.  Little by little a relationship is revealed, a marriage, a baby and a secret.  It is something that many people go through but is told in such an insightful way and coming from the wife's point of view, so poignant.

ISBN: 9780804138581
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Published: Broadway Books - April 28th, 2015

When a Random House Rep gave a talk to the staff recently, he recommended this book and I was of course intrigued. Happily I took it on and found it to be a total page turner. This is the perfect little paperback to throw in your beach bag this summer and/or a trip to the lake (which in this case would be very appropriate).  And like all good page turners, the ending is completely unexpected.  You will just have to read on to find out why!

ISBN: 9781927018330
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Published: Simply Read Books - January 26th, 2014

So, so, so beautiful!!!!!


ISBN: 9780802123558
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Published: Grove Press - May 5th, 2015

I'm not usually drawn to short story collections but this one is amazing!  Not only can Lauren Acampora write beautifully, she had me thinking about these stories long after I finished them.  They have a slight dark side but don't let that stop you from enjoying every last word and every inch of creativity!