Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Fiction

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 »

Stop the Coming Civil War: my Savage truth

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Stop the coming civil war : my savage truth / Michael Savage. The conservative talk-show host presents his views about the Obama administration while outlining recommendations for reducing government power and reclaiming control for conservatives. Read More »

The Patient Will See You Now : the future of medicine is in your hands

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  The patient will see you now : the future of medicine is in your hands / Eric Topol. One of the nation’s top physicians, examines what he calls medicine’s “Gutenberg moment.” Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology–from the smartphoneto machine learning–is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, ... 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 »

West of Sunset

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West of Sunset  by Stewart O’Nan Focusing on the last years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, when he was depleted both mentally and physically from overwork and too much drink, O’Nan, in understated prose, renders a heartbreaking portrait of an artist soldiering on in the face of personal and professional ruin.  …O’Nan’s convincing characterization of a man burdened by guilt ... Read More »

The Girl on the Train

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  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins “A wicked thriller, cleverly done.”  Booklist “Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession’s inescapable links to violence.”  Kirkus “The kind of slippery, thrilling read that only comes around every few years (see Gone Girl.)” ... Read More »

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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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 »

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

        Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents are determined that Lydia will ... Read More »