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The Perfume Collector

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ISBN: 9780062257840
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 4th, 2014

Grace gets the news we all want: you are the heir to a fortune! A woman grace has never met, Eva D'orsey, leaves her a huge sum of money and an apartment in Paris. Yet, Grace can't simply take the money with out knowing why Eva chose her.

As Grace scours Paris chasing clues about Eva, Tessaro flashes back to Eva's dramatic life. Eva was a maid in NYC in the 20's, a gambler in the 30's, and a perfumer in Paris in the 40's. Grace unravels the sweeping life of Eva D'orsey, finds they in fact do have a connection, and answers questions she didn't know to ask.

Tessaro takes a cheesy, fairytale notion- a stranger leaves you millions- and creates a glamorously, intriguing story. ~ Reviewed by Alison Clark


After Visiting Friends

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After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451676617
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Published: Scribner - February 18th, 2014

Mike Hainey’s dad died when he was six. And that’s all his family would say. Dad died. He was just gone. Questions brought terse answers and little clarity. Finally when Mike’s in his thirties, he can’t take it; all the morsels of information he’s collected over his life don’t make sense. After Visiting Friends is a memoir cataloging his relentless search for the truth no one wants him to know. Hainey’s quest to find answers is a story of heart retching need and unbending will, an intriguing mystery that hits you with delicate emotion. ~ Reviewed by Alison Clark


The Perfume Collector

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The Perfume Collector: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062257833
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Published: Harper - May 14th, 2013

Grace gets the news we all want: you are the heir to a fortune! A woman grace has never met, Eva D'orsey, leaves her a huge sum of money and an apartment in Paris. Yet, Grace can't simply take the money with out knowing why Eva chose her.

As Grace scours Paris chasing clues about Eva, Tessaro flashes back to Eva's dramatic life. Eva was a maid in NYC in the 20's, a gambler in the 30's, and a perfumer in Paris in the 40's. Grace unravels the sweeping life of Eva D'orsey, finds they in fact do have a connection, and answers questions she didn't know to ask.

Tessaro takes a cheesy, fairytale notion- a stranger leaves you millions- and creates a glamorously, intriguing story. ~ Reviewed by Alison Clark


The Longest Race

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The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, An Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781615190881
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Published: The Experiment - August 20th, 2013

Ayres is running the JFK 50 Mile days after 9/11. The world has shifted and as he races he considers how he got there, how humanity reached this point and how both can prevail. His case will make you reassess everything from training regimes to evolution. ~ Reviewed by Alison Clark


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