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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 The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ...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 »

The Witch of Delray by Karen Dybis

The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery by Karen Dybis Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city’s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the ... Read More »

The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg Ellsberg titled his first memoir, an account of his legendary leak of the Pentagon Papers, Secrets (2002), but he has been harboring many more disclosures of far greater impact for the last 47 years. In this gripping and unnerving book of “confessions,” Ellsberg reveals that along with the ... Read More »

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Joyce, a British actress and playwright, whose first novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was longlisted for the Man Booker, continues to enchant and break hearts with her lovable misfits trying to survive in a modern world determined to pass them by. Irresistible.  – Library Journal Read More »

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Benjamin follows up the Edna Ferber Prize-winning The Anatomy of Dreams with a BookExpo Buzz Book already bought by the Fox TV Group. It opens in 1969 New York with four children daringly visiting a fortune teller said to be able to predict the date of one’s death. Elder siblings Daniel and Varya become an ... Read More »

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper You’ll want to buckle up and hold on tight for Jordan Harper’s debut novel, She Rides Shotgun, a fast-paced, energetic noir about an ex-convict and his 11-year-old daughter. Nate McClusky isn’t your typical protagonist-he’s done a lot of bad things in his lifetime, both beyond and behind bars. But his compassion for his daughter, ... Read More »

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry This charming story moves forward at a steady pace as several different couples struggle to make connections and work past strife. A light romantic comedy well-suited for bibliophiles and Anglophiles alike. (Kirkus)   Read More »