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A Slanting of the Sun: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781586422356
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Published: Steerforth Press - September 29th, 2015

Slanting of the Sun is a beautiful collection of short stories by the author of December and A Spinning Heart (which I loved!)  Perfect for anyone that loves a good Irish writer and one that knows the human heart so well!


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In Other Words Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101875551
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 9th, 2016

Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my favorite writers!  I love her insightful descriptions of the immigrant experience.  While this is a work of non-fiction and a memoir, she still does not disappoint.  Having been to Italy and having a love for foreign languages and the intensity of learning one, I really admired her determination and courage.


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Everything I Never Told You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

This perfect little, best-selling paperback kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end!  It was so insightful to so many important topics:  the pressure to do well in school and achieve, race, gender, bullying and family and what it means to you,  A great choice for a book club pick!
 


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A Doubter's Almanac Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400068265
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Published: Random House - February 16th, 2016

If you loved the film, A Beautiful Mind, you will love this book!  It digs deep inside the mind of a math prodigy as well as his work, family and social interactions.  The characters are well formed and memorable and there are many times when I could not put it down.  Original and worth the read!
 


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The Year of the Runaways Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946107
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 29th, 2016

This author reminds me of Jhumpa Lahiri but has his own original voice.  I loved this tale of a group of immigrants that come to England for various reasons, their incredible pasts and struggles and their courage and determination to make a go of their lives for the ones they love.


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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

This is my new, very favorite book of the year!  I have picked it for the book club I am hosting next month and cannot wait to discuss it with all my friends!  It is sweet and funny and sad and just plain lovely.  I love a writer that can bring wit and empathy to the most seemingly unlovable of characters.  It reminds us that there is always a story behind the story and we should treat others with compassion before we are quick to judge.
 


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H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

Another book club pick that I enjoyed immensely!  This novel was part memoir, part nature book, part history lesson and partially an insight into personal grief and all its stages.  I knew nothing about Goshawks and feel like I will now look at the natural world a little differently.  She is an incredible writer and has a gift for telling a story - her story - and making you want to read on.