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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

      The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession–a rare edition of Poe poems–has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and ... Read More »

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down ... Read More »

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The  finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old ... Read More »

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love-life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from ... Read More »

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees ... Read More »

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies ... Read More »

Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

I admit that I like my non-fiction to “read like fiction”.   I want a story that captures my imagination with facts and fascinating characters.    I want to learn something big about the subject……. and I want it to be entertaining. That is a tall order, I know.  Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.  is all that and more. What ... Read More »

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is  strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, ... Read More »

Recommended Reading

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The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window of the nursing home. So begins an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, an elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.   And the Mountains Echoed ... Read More »

Murder and Mayhem

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   Murder in the Palais Royal  is set in Paris of the 1990s  and features Aimée Leduc, owner of a detective agency specializing in corporate security.                         First in the series: Murder in the Marias    Drawing Conclusions by Dona Leon is set in Venice and features Commisario Guido Brunetti along with Sergente Vianello and the well-connected Signorina Elettra. First in the series: Death at La ... Read More »