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Quiet Dell

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ISBN: 9781439172544
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 1st, 2014

Phillips’ astonishing imagination and lyrical writing infuse this novel with an other-worldliness, despite its subject: the facts surrounding the 1931 trial of a serial killer who preyed on widows. The singular fictional characters, lovely and independent in life and death, will haunt you well after the last page. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Valley of Amazement

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By Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780062107329
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - July 15th, 2014

This epic novel, set during the end of the Ching dynasty and the early 20th century, traverses the powerful, often devastating relationship between Violet Minturn, half Chinese and half American, and her American mother. Tan evokes 40 years of Chinese and American history with vital characters and colorful locales. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Book of Ages

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ISBN: 9780307948830
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Published: Vintage - July 1st, 2014

A woman only known through her correspondence with brother Benjamin, Jane Franklin was poorly educated but smart and opinionated. Her letters and memorabilia, some newly discovered, show a rich side of 18th century America little documented, in this fascinating book by a masterful historian. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

A Possibility of Violence

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ISBN: 9780062195401
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Published: Harper - July 1st, 2014

In Israel, a suitcase bomb near a daycare center initiates a puzzling case for Inspector Avraham. Follow up to The Missing File - well-drawn characters and setting. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Good Suicides

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ISBN: 9780770435905
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 17th, 2014

Barcelona Inspector Salgado is distracted from the search for his missing wife by a case in which employees at a cosmetics firm are committing suicide after receiving disturbing emails. Excellent mystery. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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