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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler In the latest of Hogarth’s Shakespeare series, Pulitzer-winner Tyler retells The Taming of the Shrew, placing the sharp-tongued Kate and her would-be master Petruchio (where else?) in Baltimore. Read More »

Bill Cunningham New York

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Bill Cunningham New York New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died this week at age 87.  He was famous for pedaling around the streets of New York on his bicycle and capturing fashion on the street. This documentary of his life and work is well worth watching.   Read More »

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in ... Read More »

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Read More »

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.  By the author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Emperor of All ... Read More »

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub’s third novel (The Vacationers; Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures) focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days. They now live close to one another in a gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. But it’s been years since college, and they are all facing midlife reassessments. ... Read More »

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with Tess as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience. Read More »

Britt-Marie Was Here

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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children.  From the author of A Man Called Ove. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman” target=”blank” ]Peggy’s Picks[/button] Read More »

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld In this charming modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sittenfeld (Prep; American Wife) deftly brings Austen’s classic into the 21st century. Set in 2013 Cincinnati, it features sisters Liz (a magazine editor) and Jane (a yoga instructor), who return from New York to tend to their recently hospitalized father. There they meet Dr. Chip Bingley, lately ... Read More »