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An impressive debut novel about the financial crisis of 2008. A view from the inside. Read my review on The Simply Luxurious Life blog

The Darlings by Cristina Alger Overview: “A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences. Now that … Read More.

26 Books You Should Read This Spring

26 Books You Should Read This Spring

A hard-living investment banker has three days to decide her destiny in this thrilling debut novel. It has been 182 days of vodka and insomnia since Geri Molloy got dumped.

On the Floor, by Aifric Campbell. (Picador, Investment banker Geri Molloy is shaken from a breakup-related malaise by an eccentric hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who embroils Geri in a high-stakes takeover that places her future at risk.

After the Parade by Lori Ostlund | 19 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Fall

After the Parade by Lori Ostlund

After the parade / Lori Ostlund. Recommended by Grace, Emerson R. Miller Library (August (Five Stars)

Lovely story set in New York and England in the late 1800's. It is loosely based on the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt and the Duke of Marlborough.

The American Heiress: A Novel: Daisy Goodwin Great book, especially after visiting Newport, RI

More than 400 abandoned suitcases filled with patients’ belongings were found when Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995 after 125 years of operation. They are skillfully examined here and compared to the written record to create a moving—and devastating—group portrait of twentieth-century American psychiatric care.

"The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic" by Darby Penney, Peter Statsny, and photos by Lisa Rinzler. It was a book that took to come together and contains the photos & stories of nearly 400 suitcases and their owners.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant A New England Summer sets the scene for Beatriz Williams's The Secret Life of Violet Grant, a historical romance about a scandalous love triangle and family secrets that's mysterious, passionate, and engrossing.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

The Secret Life of Violet Grant / Manhattan, Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite.

Crystal Paine, author of 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life was on Ci Radio. Listen to the interview to learn how you can get more disciplin...

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Bookfessions... Yes I have a problem

This is so absolutely true. Book Confessions My To-Be-Read pile is taller than I am, but I keep buying new books and checking others out from the library.

A Fatal Debt / John Gapper (2012)

John Cassidy on John Gapper's début novel, "A Fatal Debt," a whodunnit tale of murder on Wall Street: (Sounds interesting!