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Boston Girl

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner - December 9th, 2014

When 85 years old Addie is asked by her granddaughter "How did you get to be the woman you are today", she tells her the story of her life as the youngest daughter to Jewish immigrant parents growing up in Boston. This is a great historical fiction novel that will make you want to ask your grandmother the very same question! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


Memory of Violets

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062316899
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 3rd, 2015

This beautiful work of historical fiction follows Tilly Harper as she takes a job in London as a house mother at Mr. Shaw's Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. When Tilly finds a diary in her room written by Florrie, one of the orphans that once lived in the home, she cannot help but get wrapped up in her story. Discovering why Florrie died of a broken heart leads her to find so much more about herself along the way. Such a moving story of sisters, charity, love and kindness. A great book for bookclubs! ~ Reviewed by Jess Elder


Martian

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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

When NASA astronaut Mark Watney is left stranded by his crew on Mars with no communication and limited food, he has to figure out how to survive until the next Mars mission arrives in 4 years! Great read for anyone interested in the math and science of space exploration! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


We Are Water

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ISBN: 9780061941030
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

We Are Water is the enthralling story of the Oh family. As Annie prepares for her wedding to the woman who kickstarted her career, her ex-husband and three grown children come to terms the complexities of their new family as well as issues in their own lives. Buried family secrets, trauma, marriage, loss and the meaning of family, Wally Lamb expertly captures it all in this exceptional novel. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


Hawley Book of the Dead

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ISBN: 9780345545022
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 23rd, 2014

I love everything about this book! The story, the atmosphere and the characters all make this story the perfect tale for the fall. You will find yourself wanting to stay in their world when you finish the last page. ~ Reviewed by Jess Elder


Nightingale

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The Nightingale: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312577223
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 3rd, 2015

A beautiful and harrowing novel about two sisters who are at very different points in their lives when the Germans occupy France in 1941. One must assimilate in every way the Germans ask including having a German soldier stay in her home just so that she can ensure her daughter and Jewish friends safety. The other sister becomes a spy for the French resistance helping to bring British soldiers out of the country and risking everything for her country's freedom. While depicting two different sides, "The Nightingale" ultimately tells the not so often told tale of women in war. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


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