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China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan - Book Review

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China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172066
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2016

Fun!! Highly Fun!! Hits the spot for a terrific summer read! Read Crazy Rich Asians too! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Blood on Snow

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By Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith (Translated by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385354196
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Published: Knopf - April 7th, 2015

Nesbo's latest book is a departure from his usual hard boiled detective novels. It's told in the first person by Olav a hit man who works for an Oslo crime boss. Most of Olav's hits are on criminals but his latest contract is for the crime boss's wife. As the novel unfolds Olav embarks on a philosophical discourse on death and love as he decides how he's going to handle the situation.. An interesting more literary read from a favorite author. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Whispering Shadows

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781476793641
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Published: 37 Ink - April 14th, 2015

A beautifully written novel that is both a murder mystery and a novel of loss and redemption. American expat Paul Leibovitz has suffered a terrible loss and now lives a reclusive life on an small Hong Kong island. He briefly meets an American woman, Elizabeth, whose son is found dead the next day in Shenzhen, China. She asks for Paul's help in uncovering what happened. Paul, with the help of an old friend, now with the Shenzhen police, begin to investigate. They soon realize powerful corrupt officials and businessmen are involved. As the investigation unfolds Paul has to face the tragedy in his life and his relationship with his current girl friend. An incident from the cultural revolution catches up with the detective and the lives of everyone involved become dangerous and complicated. Highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Station Eleven

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Station Thirteen by Emily St. John Mandel takes place before and after a pandemic. A child actress witnesses the onstage death of an actor. Fast forward fifteen years after the pandemic and she's part of a traveling Shakespeare troupe performing for survivors. A beautifully written tale. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Bone Clocks

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812976823
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 16th, 2015

A quintessential novel by David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks follows Holly Sykes's life from age fifteen into her sixties. A brilliant metaphysical epic tale which engages the reader from the first page to the end. If you liked Cloud Atlas you will love Mitchell's latest. Highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


All the Old Knives

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ISBN: 9781250045423
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Minotaur Books - March 10th, 2015

In Olen Steinhauer's All the Old Knives two agents meet for dinner to discuss a terrorist attack they were involved in five years ago. She's now a full time mom, he's still an agent. As the two former lovers talk their discussion pulls the reader into their world. Had they been set up and what role did each person really play. Engaging, entertaining and thought provoking. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


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