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Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Tangerine by Christine Mangan The spirit of Patricia Highsmith’s sociopathic social climber Tom Ripley is alive in Mangan’s transportive debut. Alice Shipley and Lucy Mason met as freshman at Bennington in the early 1950s and became the best of friends. Now, after a year apart, they meet again in 1956 in Tangier, where Alice and her new husband, John McAllister, ... Read More »

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less by Andrew Sean Greer Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. With the touching and very funny story of Arthur Less, author Andrew Sean Greer ( The Confessions of Max Tivoli ) takes readers on an around-the-world tour, leaping from Mexico City to Berlin, from Marrakech to Kyoto, in a grand midlife adventure of the heart.  Gay novelist Less-like anyone ... Read More »

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern Halpern’s clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. Kit is a reference librarian at the library in Riverton, N.H., a once-booming mill town that has declined since the ... Read More »

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley A true humorist, Crosley brings to her writing just the kind of openness required to fly across the country for a heart-to-heart with her mom’s former-porn-star cousin, or climb a South American volcano with her preparedness meter hovering somewhere around zero. A remote writing retreat is as creatively fruitful as she hoped ... Read More »

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid In an unnamed city with strict social mores, young Nadia is a rebel, an atheist who chooses to live and work independently. In religious and unassuming Saeed she finds the perfect companion. As the two fall in love, their romance is tinged with a sense of urgency and inevitability as the city falls to militia, ... Read More »

Power Play by Cynthia Lambert

Power Play:  My Life Inside the Red Wings Locker Room by Cynthia Lambert One of the Detroit area’s first female “beat” writers, Lambert covered the Detroit Red Wings for for the Detroit News for 12 seasons, from 1986-1998.  She covered some great players, and has many tales to tell.   Read More »

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen “A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises–and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself…In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad–long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter–grapples ... Read More »

Welcome to Here by Nancy Solak

Welcome to Here by Nancy Yuktonis Solak Nancy coped while in China, but not always with spirit and resilience. She’s more of a reluctant traveler, an accidental tourist. In this memoir, she visited China three times, not because it was a lifelong dream of hers, but because of her son. She spent two weeks in China when he was a ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland

Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland This engaging book is based on award-winning journalist Leland’s popular series of articles for the New York Times. He spent a year profiling six of the “oldest old” individuals who have passed the eighty-fifth birthday. This is not a record of the daily routines of ... Read More »