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Mother May I: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062855343
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

An enticing narrative, high stakes plot, and head-spinning shocks that will keep your interest from the first chapter to its epic conclusion. Bree, a woman who grew up in poverty, now finds herself happily married to a loving (and wealthy) husband, mother to two teenage girls and a newborn baby boy, and living more comfortably then she could have ever imagined. Until her son is taken, and she is tasked to do one small task to get him back--except that task is more deadly and incriminating than she anticipated. This thriller spirals down a terrifying path of hard truths and somber resolutions. I only wish the conclusion was a bit more stretched out. But so good! ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781525806438
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Published: Graydon House - May 25th, 2021

An adorable second-chance rom-com perfect for reading on a sunny day. Kara, a romance author tangled up in an impending book deadline, writer’s block, and prepping for her best friend’s wedding, is caught off guard when her college ex, Ryan, turns out to be the groom’s childhood best friend. Yikes! But the only thing triggering Kara’s writing is seeing Ryan--even though each hangout makes her even more and more confused about why they broke up in the first place. Double Yikes!! But also--witty banter! Ryan has a bulldog! Steamy moments! Heartbreak! Sprinkles of every great romance ingredient in Bromely’s debut, and very enjoyable. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz

Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781631493553
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Published: Liveright - March 20th, 2018

Mid-20th Century Texas's parched earth is a salient feature in this influential novel, depicting the trials of the Bannon family. While rodeos, jukeboxes, and rattlesnakes are specific to their time and place, the family's struggles with racism, sexism, and hatred of big government speak directly to the 21st Century. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2021

Ray Carney owns a furniture store on 125th Street in Harlem and his dreams for a better life depends upon its success. He isn't too fussy about where his merchandise comes from and that brings him into the orbit of some fairly disreputable people. Chief among them is his cousin Freddie, who gets Carney involved in a robbery at an upscale Harlem hotel. Part of the stolen loot is a necklace that a mob boss gave his girlfriend. He wants it back. The novel encompasses three separate stages of Carney's risky and chaotic life. Although it is punctuated with episodes of violence, there is an affable, Damon Runyonesque quality to Whitehead's book, with a host of colorfully drawn characters swirling around his protagonist who, despite the crooks and the cons, the drugs and the racial turmoil in the 1960s, remains firmly anchored in a sort of determined decency. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781954118003
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 6th, 2021

Catherine Raven sought isolation in southwestern Montana only to have her solitude disrupted by the regular visits of a bold and curious fox. This exemplary debut raises questions about our relationship to wild creatures and the natural world. An eye-opening and mind-broadening memoir and amazingly assured work of nature literature. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

Klara and the Sun: A novel by Kazuo Ishiguro - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Klara, a robotic Artificial Friend, has a genuine desire to heal the ailing 14-year old girl who has adopted her. Although Klara cannot feel, she can observe and appreciate human emotions. And, to aid her quest, she believes she has a special alliance with the sun. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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