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Liz Barnum - Web Customer Service

Walking in the woods with my pup, kayaking, reading good books and listening to music that stirs my soul are my passions in life. Actually my idea of a good day kayaking is parking myself in a sunny spot on a pond, hanging my legs over the side of the kayak and opening a book! I love to read fiction, biography and memoirs with a smattering of history and true adventure thrown in the mix. I love all kinds of music as long as it lights a fire in my soul and makes me want to sing!

Deep River by Karl Marlantes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802125385
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 2nd, 2019

Deep River is my favorite kind of book, rich in history, a big family saga! The story follows members of the Koski family who left Finland and settled in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s embedding their lives in the logging industry. It's rich with personal trials, politics and memorable characters and is a book you can get lost in for hours!

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316477604
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 11th, 2018

A beautifully written WWI story about love, the horrors of war and decisions made, right or wrong. Riveting and atmospheric! If you loved All the Light We Cannot See, this book is for you! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780143133247
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Published: Penguin Books - July 17th, 2018

Three different men, three different stories with one connecting thread. The stories are beautifully written, powerful and heartbreaking. Donal Ryan is a master at his craft. ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

Cherry by Nico Walker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525520139
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Published: Knopf - August 14th, 2018

Cherry is an explosive gut punch of a story that never lets up! The characters, their warped relationships with one another and their conversations were so vivid and realistic it was unsettling. I was hooked from the very first page. It’s a perfect portrayal of the endless cycle of addiction, PTSD and a failed support system. The desperation these characters clung to each other with, the constant planning around the next “fix” to the point where nothing else matters was intense and arresting. Nico Walker you really did send it home! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum

Behold the DREAMERS: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525509714
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

It’s 2007 and Jende and Nemi Jonga, immigrants from Cameroon, are working hard to achieve “the American Dream”. They have jobs, and ambitions and are full of optimism and then the recession hits. Engrossing, powerful and emotional! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barmum


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