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I’d Die for You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’d Die for You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald Short story and F. Scott Fitzgerald aficionados will rejoice with this newly published collection by one of the twentieth century’s renowned authors. With these “lost” stories, another side of Fitzgerald emerges, unlike the madcap and glittering 1920s flapper stories of the Jazz Age he is known for. Inspired by events ... Read More »

Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs

Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs I just love this series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Theodosia Browning owns the charming Indigo Tea Shop and, along with her lovable tea sommelier, Drayton, and young and sassy chef, Haley, always seems to be where murder takes place. The tea party descriptions are delicious and it’s fun to watch the camaraderie between Theo and ... Read More »

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman Is Riven House haunted? Or is something more sinister going on? Clare returns to her hometown as caretaker for Riven House with her writer husband in hopes that they can save their marriage and write more. But the past intrudes creating inspiration, conflict, and the unpleasant unfolding of family history. At times a bit ... Read More »

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore Charlie Asher, widowed father, death merchant, beta male, is back. One year following his heroic death fighting harpies and saving San Francisco from the forces of darkness (A Dirty Job), Charlie finds his soul trapped in a 14-inch-tall body that looks like something out of a nightmare. Meanwhile, his sister Cassie and her wife are ... Read More »

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott Derringer Award-winning author Abbott (Concrete Angel) has delivered a fresh look at the disintegration of Detroit as seen through the lens of a camera. Less a suspense novel than the plot summary may imply, it is instead a detailed account of one woman battling her inner demons against the backdrop of a city that ... Read More »

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau Lexie James comes from a humble background and has made a bright and promising new life for herself as a counselor at an elite private school. But decisions she makes have an astounding ripple effect that is completely engrossing, real, and, at times, pitiful. She’s a lot like a train wreck you cannot ... Read More »

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis Thoroughly entertaining, in a delightfully snarky way, Ellis (a native Southerner now living in New York City) conjures up these little short story gems about the different role of housewives in the modern world. From a battle over a co-op common area to an introductory entrée into an established book club, Ellis writes with a vivid and razor ... Read More »

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly, thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four ... Read More »


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