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Great Circle: A novel by Maggie Shipstead - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

This is an unforgettable account of two women from two different eras. As a child, Marian Graves witnessed a couple of barnstormers and that experience began a passion for flying. Delivering planes throughout WWII sets her up for her goal of her life: To circle the poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marion in a film that centers around her life and ultimate disappearance in Antarctica. Hadley, who has been making some terrible personal choices, is on the edge of a ruined career. She digs deep, researches Graves' life, and not only portrays her successfully, she also finds answers to her mysterious disappearance. I thought I knew what the end of this story would be, but I was wrong. You won't be disappointed. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

This beautifully written novel is set in Texas during the Great Depression. Water is drying up, the crops are failing, and more and more farmers are struggling with the fact that the government can't help them. Following others who gave up their land, Elsa Martineli migrates with her young family to California for a new start only to find no work, deplorable living, and discrimination. This story depicts Elsa as a fighter who never gives up and sacrifices everything to make a life for her and her family. Gritty and haunting this book grabs you from the first pages and never lets you go. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


Beach Read by Emily Henry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Broke and alone after breaking up with her long-time boyfriend, romance writer January Andrews moves to the only place she can go to--her late father’s love shack. She didn’t know about the house on the shores of Lake Michigan or the affair until his girlfriend appeared at her father’s funeral. The mysterious neighbor next door changes her plans to clear the house of old family memories, sell it, and move on with her life. He is a popular author of mysteries and they challenge each other to write a book in each other’s genres. What begins as a dare turns into much, much more. This is a really fun read! ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


Good Husbandry: A Memoir by Kristin Kimball - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501111532
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Published: Scribner - October 15th, 2019

It has been ten years since her first book The Dirty Life was published. In her second long awaited book, the author writes about the daily challenges she and her husband face living and working on their farm in northern New York. This is an honest account of farm life; raising two little girls while working long hours, managing a diverse group of help, and money-always money. Full of grit and humor, this book is well worth the wait! ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735217737
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

In this raw look at the life of a Texas Border Patrol Guard, the author writes of the reality of a failed system where the humanitarian efforts of search and rescue take a back seat to the capture of drug smugglers. His vivid descriptions explain how those protecting the U.S. borders can become indifferent to the human sacrifice of those trying to cross over to a better life. An important read for anyone wanting to understand the border patrol's mandate. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


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