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The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Now that I’ve read this and the author’s most recent book, The Peach Keeper, I can cross her off of my unfinished series and authors list. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. I adored Allen’s first … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

My friend and colleague Miss S. will leave book presents for me on my desk, sometimes for my children, and sometimes, as this one, for me. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Victoria was abandoned as a baby and … Continue reading

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The Piper’s Son

“Do you have any books you listened to on the Odyssey Award committee that you think I would like?” I asked our teen librarian. She gave me this one. Had I read the back cover first, two years after the … Continue reading

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Cleaning Nabokov’s House

Two books came in on the same day… part two. Cleaning Nabokov’s House by Leslie Daniels Barb has left her controlling husband. Now she’s stranded in upstate New York in a town where everyone knows and loves her experson and … Continue reading

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Ann Barrows. Read by Various (cast) Another book that deserves to be a bestseller. Writer Juliet Ashton made a living writing humor about World War II, but … Continue reading

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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Not dead. Just now getting over early pregnancy narcolepsy. I’ve been reading lots of books while doing lots of eating, but having difficulty finding the energy to write reviews on top of everything else that needs to get done. I’m … Continue reading

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The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen 28-year-old Josey Cirrini will never be the southern belle her mother was, or the beloved civic figure her father was before his death. She’s resigned herself to a life dedicated to caring for … Continue reading

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Everything Nice

Everything Nice by Ellen Shanman Prickly Mike loses her job, too, when her lecherous boss Brian is fired from a prestigious ad agency. Suddenly she discovers that everyone wants team players with people skills and already knows she has neither. … Continue reading

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The Flirt

Here’s some sweet summer fun: The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro Imagine yourself finding that the spark has gone out of your marriage. You’d like to get things going again, but since part of the problem is that you’re not feeling … Continue reading

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The Friday Night Knitting Club

This one has been on the bestseller list for a while. I resisted reading it. Probably because the ladies were going to be dealing with depressing stuff and because it was a bestseller? So much for knowing my own tastes. … Continue reading

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