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Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062661098
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Published: Harper - May 9th, 2017

Supremely poignant, this debut novel is chock full of angst, confusion and loneliness, both teenage and adult. Bryn Chancellor's characters jump off the page with her careful depictions and the small town of Sycamore is as familiar as your hometown. This mystery that's not truly a mystery will move you, maybe to tears as it did to me. ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501139260
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Published: Gallery Books - March 7th, 2017

A heartwarming story about two people trying to make a connection. Jubilee Jenkins is a young woman diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening allergy to human skin cells. Her first and only kiss triggered an anaphylactic reaction that nearly killed her and turned her into an agoraphobe for nine years. Necessity forces her out into the world where she meets Eric, a divorced, single dad trying to understand and communicate with his rebellious, teenage daughter and grief-stricken, adopted son. Each holds a key that helps the other reach their goal. A truly enjoyable read! ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle

Black Edge By Sheelah Kolhatkar - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812995800
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Published: Random House - February 7th, 2017

"Black Edge" is the kind of book that simultaneously satisfies and confounds the reader. I was fascinated by the complex network of events that led up to the arrests of numerous greedy, cheating hedge fund traders after a ten-year joint SEC/FBI investigation. It was, however, a grievous blow to realize that many of the subsequent convictions have since been vacated and the targets of the investigation freed. And in the end, the primary target, Steven A. Cohen, suffered only monetary penalties. An eye-opening read for certain! ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781455540006
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 3rd, 2017

This incredible story takes us into the jungle wilds of the Mosquitia region of the Honduras. The author tags along as a team of adventurous explorers and archaeologists embark on the search for the mythical, cursed "White City,' sought futilely by others over the years. Aided by the use of jungle-penetrating radar, the team is elated to discover extensive evidence of ancient civilization. Details of deadly snakes and jaguars left me feeling like I was reading a real-life Indiana Jones story! ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle

Find Me by J. S. Monroe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780778330011
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Published: Mira Books - March 21st, 2017

In this psychological thriller, Jarath “Jar” Costello struggles to accept his fiancee’s suicide five years previously. He catches brief glimpses of her, making his friends think he is cracking up. But maybe he’s onto something. Is her story just as cut and dried as the authorities would have him believe? Following his heart, he stumbles into a story of governmental intrigue and misdirects…or does he? This novel will keep you guessing, starting slowly and gathering steam until the absolute end, when it all makes perfect sense. ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle


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