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Let Me Be Frank with You

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ISBN: 9780061692062
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Published: Ecco - November 4th, 2014

In four eloquent, moving, often cynical yet funny, always insightful linked stories, Bascombe, now retired, views his fellow New Jerseyites as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Elegant writing explores the physical, moral, emotional landscape in this splendid book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

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ISBN: 9780385354042
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

Those bullet-deflecting bracelets! Those kinky high-heeled red boots! Lepore shows how Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, himself rather kinky, was influenced by suffragists and feminists, especially his female relatives and friends. A thoroughly engrossing, well-researched and eye-opening book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Georgetown Set

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ISBN: 9780307271181
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

How a close-knit group - friends and adversaries, journalists, diplomats, politicians, spies - neighbors of the powerful columnist Joseph Alsop, manipulated Cold War policy. Extensively researched, very well written, a fascinating insider account. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Drop

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ISBN: 9780062365446
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 2nd, 2014

If you miss Elmore Leonard's wry humor, offbeat characters and whacky situations, you'll be happy with this book - a poignant love story combined with a crime caper, set in a seedy Boston neighborhood. Originally written as a script for the new film. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Proof Positive

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ISBN: 9781250026392
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2014

A case of murder and mayhem leads Joe Gunther and his VBI squad from Vermont to Philadelphia and New Hampshire. Mayor excels at creating complex characters and vivid scenes, from the odiferous hovel of a hoarder to the ostentatious home of a US Senator. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Dinner with the Smileys

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ISBN: 9780316408943
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Published: Hachette Books - September 16th, 2014

While Smiley's Navy pilot husband was overseas, she and her three sons invited one guest a week, from politicians and athletes to local teachers and strangers, for dinner. What began as a simple gesture turned into important lessons about life, love and sharing. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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