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Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984805683
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Published: Berkley - September 3rd, 2019

This delightful debut romance is set at Oxford, as our heroine joins the first class of women students, and becomes an accidental activist in the woman's suffrage movement. Incredibly well researched, with a lovely romantic arc - you'll be so happy you gave this author a try, and will find yourself eagerly awaiting her next book. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America by Virginia Sole-Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250120984
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 13th, 2018

A compassionate, thoughtful and moving read about our culture's twisted relationship with food and eating. The author investigates the ways in which this necessary act has been divorced from both sustenance and pleasure and twisted with guilt, through riveting interviews with eaters around the country. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338306125
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Published: PUSH - May 14th, 2019

This big-hearted, beautiful book is a must read. When Ben comes out to their parents as non-binary, they're rejected and kicked out of the house, and must move to live with an older sister they haven't seen in years. As they work to adapt to a new school and all that has happened to them, Ben finds hope in being their authentic self. This book is sweet, and sad, and joyous, and every character will stay with your heart for a long time. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel by Casey McQuiston - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

This delicious gay royal rom-com is 100% escapist joy. Alex, son of America's first woman president loathes Henry, Prince of Wales. Or maybe he doesn't? When they're forced to fake a friendship, sparks and flirty banter fly. This book is so much fun that I finished it, and then turned around and re-read it immediately. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780778319849
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Published: Park Row - June 12th, 2018

Miranda Brooks inherits a failing bookshop - and convoluted scavenger hunt - from an uncle she hasn't seen or communicated with in sixteen years. This mysterious inheritance sets her off on a journey of self-discovery and literary adventure. This sweet and loving novel is packed with all the bookish clues and references a reader could want - a great summer read. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399180989
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Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2018

This is the Jewish feminist fairy tale that I didn't know I needed. A beautifully lyrical re-interpretation of Rumplestiltskin, this novel is told in multiple voices as characters in a mythical eastern European land fight against the strictures that control their lives and take away their choices. Complex, beautifully written, and completely absorbing, this is a book I will return to over and over. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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