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Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal “This novel is quirky and colorful. The story revolves around chef Eva Thorvald and the people who influence her life and her cooking. With well-drawn characters and mouthwatering descriptions of meals, Kitchens of the Great Midwest will appeal to readers who like vivid storytelling. Foodies will also enjoy this delicious tale.” ... Read More »

Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos


Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos It’s a long, hot summer in the sleepy college town of Grinnell, Iowa. . . Tennessee Williams has nothing on Bakopoulos (My American Unhappiness, 2011) when it comes to marital and moral dissipation fueled by the summer’s rising temperatures. Yet into this emotional abyss Bakopoulos injects a high degree of coy humor and wry self-deprecation to deliver ... Read More »

The Rocks by Peter Nichols


The Rocks by Peter Nichols The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Nichols’ novel opens in 2005 with a chance meeting between Lulu Davenport and Gerald Rutledge on a cliff-top road near The Rocks, Lulu’s seaside hotel. Though they live in the same small town on an island, the couple has managed to avoid ... Read More »

Re Jane by Patricia Park


Re Jane by Patricia Park A fresh modern  retelling of Jane Eyre with a Korean American twist.  Jane, failing to get a high-powered finance job in the post-dot-com era,  is working in her uncle’s grocery store in Queens when she takes an au pair position taking care of English professors Beth and Ed’s adopted Chinese child.  A fresh modern take on the coming-of-age ... Read More »

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

English Spy

The English Spy by Daniel Silva #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN. Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL. Now comes THE ENGLISH SPY . . . Read More »

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume “Judy Blume isn’t just revered, she’s revolutionary. . . . The novel moves with momentum, told in short chapter bursts, newspaper reports and even scripted dialogue. . . . Blume nails every 1950s detail, from the refinished basements with wet bars and knotty-pine walls to Elizabeth Taylor haircuts and mentions of Bogart and ... Read More »

Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson


Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Kurson, Robert From the author of Shadow Divers (2004), an account of the search for the sunken pirate ship Golden Fleece, sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Thrillingly details the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history. Read More »

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain “Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s.Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman -Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton ... Read More »