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Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

 Funny Girl by Nick Hornby “From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel. Set in 1960′s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of ... Read More »

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be – until they find a love letter ... Read More »

The Nightingale

Nightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to ... Read More »

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

girlonthetrain

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and ... Read More »

Boston Girl

Boston Girl

Boston Girl by Anita Diamant “Reading Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl is a bit like listening to an older relative tell stories at Thanksgiving—and that’s a good thing. Because Addie Baum, the book’s 85-year-old narrator (who is telling her tales to her college-age granddaughter throughout the book), is one entertaining older relative. The story Addie weaves is of her own ... Read More »

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .”  This is how Abby Whitshank  always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The  Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable    kind of specialness. But they are also ... Read More »

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

rosie effect

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion “The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and ... Read More »

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

        Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 2014 National Book Award Finalist, A New York Times Bestseller,  Best Books of 2014 One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress ... Read More »

We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

        We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed.When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing ... Read More »

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

        A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon – ”the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as ... Read More »