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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman: Book Review & Giveaway

Fiction
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

Tom Rachman’s debut novel, The Imperfectionists, was a huge bestseller. I read it but didn’t review it for several reasons. I couldn’t get into it even though I recognized that it was incredibly well written. I just couldn’t detach enough to read a novel about the death of the newspaper industry for some reason. When […]

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Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich: Book Review & Giveaway

Fiction
Odds Against Tomorrow

When I saw the book cover for Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich, I knew it had to be about either climate change, catastrophe or, even more likely, both. A number of novels are being published that speculate about how climate change could affect our world. I applaud those because too many people still deny […]

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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi: Passing in 1950’s America

Fiction
Boy, Snow, Bird

When I first saw Boy, Snow, Bird by prizewinning author Helen Oyeyemi, I had no clue what it was about but the book cover had all kinds of possibilities. Normally I do quite a bit of due diligence when I select novels, but for some reason on this one I just flew blind. That means […]

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Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski: Do Flu Shots Cause ESP?

Children
Don't Even Think About It

If you’re a tween, teen, or young adult then you likely need no introduction to Sarah Mlynowski’s work. If you haven’t heard of Sarah, let’s just say her books are a lot of fun, have a huge international fan base of all ages, and they keep getting optioned by the entertainment industry. Her newest novel […]

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The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress: Book Review & Giveaway

Fiction
the wife, the maid, and the mistress

Every once in a while some puzzling, real-life mystery occurs that grabs the public’s attention – a mystery that never gets solved. It’s alarming to us and brings out our secret sleuth. Why don’t the police have more answers? We’re sure that if we had more information, we could figure it out. Then over time […]

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What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin: An Early Valentine’s Day Gift

Fiction
What Nora Knew

I have a confession to make. I know I normally don’t read chick-lit but I am secretly a besotted fan of Nora Ephron movies. Sometimes I just feel an overwhelming need to get out the tissues and settle in for an evening of watching Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, or You’ve Got Mail. […]

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