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The Little Red Chairs Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316378239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - March 29th, 2016

I can't resist an Irish author, especially one that writes as well as Edna O'Brien. Alot happens in this tiny Irish village and before you know it you are immersed in a love story filled with betrayal, suspense and many points of view.  Definately a page turner!


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Man at the Helm Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316286701
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 5th, 2016

I love Nina Stibbe!  The author of Love, Nina cannot help but make me laugh out loud when I read her.  Man at the Helm is sweet, funny and just plain lovely!  You will sigh with immense satisfaction at the very end!


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My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood, Adolescence Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

Elena Ferrante is not only "brilliant" but as my book club would agree she is well worth reading!  There has been alot of hype about these four books and I couldn't pass on the chance to try one.  I loved the Italian back drop, the time period, the strong family connections and the intense friendship that sets all of this in place.  Can't wait to sit down with book two!
 


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Why We Came to the City Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525426608
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Published: Viking - February 16th, 2016

If you haven't read any Kristopher Jansma, you must!  The bookshop staff loved his first novel, Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, and his new one does not disappoint.  Treat yourself to the prolouge and see if you don't get goosebumps! This story is timeless!
 


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The Bluest Eye Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage Books USA - May 8th, 2007

My daughter was reading this for school and finished it on one long plane ride.  She handed it to me and told me to read it.  In my mind that is the best recommendation of all!  This is an heartwrenching tale of race is the truest sense and well worth the read!


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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679751526
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Published: Vintage Books USA - July 2nd, 1999

On a recent college visit to Savannah, my husband, daughter and I fell in love with this beautiful, historic town.  This book is a famous tale of the eccentric characters that inhabited this town at own time or another.  I loved every page of it and seriously wished it was longer!
 


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The Summer Before the War Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993103
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Published: Random House - March 22nd, 2016

Helen Simonson knows how to write a novel that is sweet, satifying and so welcome at the side of your bed.  I loved her last story, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, and was so happy to hear she wrote another one.  So British, so transporting and so worth waiting for!