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Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston

We’ve mapped out a massive, 11-part trip, and it doesn’t even involve plane tickets or Dramamine. We’re talking about books, people, the gre...

Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston: Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air, "feeling safest with one plane ticket in her hand and another in her underwear drawer." She flies around the world, finding reasons to love...

30 Books by Women to Read Before You Turn 30. I just found my next read: Contents May Have Shifted - Pam Houston!

Love Pam Houston.Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air, “feeling safest with one plane ticket in her hand and another in her underwear drawer.” She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan. Along the way she weathers unplanned losses of altitude, air pressure, and landing gear. With the help of a squad of loyal, funny, wise friends and massage therapists, she learns to sort truth from self-deception, self-involvement from self-possession.

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Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld

Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld. (Schocken Books, 2014). The story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other's lives in ways they could never have imagined.

“Though not Appelfeld’s best work, Suddenly, Love despite its deceptive simplicity offers much food for thought and would be a good choice for book groups.” —From my NYJB review. For a shorter synopsis of the novel see my examiner article: http://www.examiner.com/article/jewish-books-suddenly-love-aharon-appelfeld-s-tale-of-emotional-healing #books #bookreviews #fiction #novels #israeli #literature #holocaustsurvivors

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Suddenly, Love has 235 ratings and 42 reviews. Diane S ☔ said: I love this book cover, it exemplifies the story so well. This is a quiet and introspectiv...

The Outlander by Gil Adamson

The Outlander by Gil Adamson. Fleeing the law in 1903 after killing her husband, Mary Boulton races toward the mountains while being tormented by visions of the cold-blooded brothers-in-law who pursue her, forcing her to retreat deeper into the wilds of the West and her own imagination.(Adult Fiction) 5/21/15

The Outlander By Gil Adamson - In 1903, a mysterious young woman named Mary flees across the West, desperate to outrun the law — and her own demons. A “compelling” (Publishers Weekly starred review) national bestseller with over 1,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

The Outlander by Gil Adamson. Best book I've read in years

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The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters by Michelle Lovric

The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters, by Michelle Lovric ~ Summer Reading Project

The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters: Unique Historical Fiction set in 19th Century Ireland.

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The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters - Michelle Lovric : Impoverished, fatherless in in a rural Ireland during the Great Famine, these seven sisters decide to use their flourishing follicles to change their luck. Together they become a talented, traveling celebrity septet; their act will send them on a rollercoaster of wealth and fame, but these sisters will have to overcome their own differences and jealousies.

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The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

29 New Books You'll Want to Read This Fall: Now that the hot Summer months are coming to an end, it's time to start planning your Fall reading list!

The Marriage of Opposites A Novel Based on the Life of Rachel Pizzarro by Alice Hoffman: A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro (the Father of Impressionism) #austinpubliclibrary

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman - released August 4, 2015. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro - the Father of Impressionism.

In Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites, Rachel Pomié grows up in a small Jewish enclave in early 19th-century St. Thomas.( my favorite book of 2015--So far--once again the author paints a picture with her words-the same way Pisssaro told a story with his paints-DZ)

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Provo City Library staff pick.

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This summer brought us some hot new historical fiction books. Here's the list that will take you away to another time and place.

Signed first edition of "Marriage of Opposites," autographed by Alice Hoffman.A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the father of Impressionism.Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frederick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. Alice Hoffman is the author of many books for children including "Aquamarine," "Green Angel," and "Nightbird." Her books for adults include "Practical Magic," "The Museum of Extraordinary Things," "The Dovekeepers," and "The Marriage of Opposites." "Half Magic" is her favorite book for children and Edward Eager is her favorite children's book author.

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - A thrilling story of deception and betrayal, packed with twists and turns and featuring the unforgettable characters of the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Any Other Name is Craig Johnson’s best yet.

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Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire Mysteries) by Craig Johnson available after May 13, 2014.

NEW FICTION! We have a handful of signed copies while they last! Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson, $26.95 Hardcover/ $12.99 eBook

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Any Other Name A Longmire Mystery (Book) : Johnson, Craig : "Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman's popularity skyrocketing. Now, with three consecutive New York Times bestsellers to his name and the second season of Longmire reaching an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, Craig Johnson is reaching a fan base that is both fiercely loyal and ever growing. In Any Other Name, Walt ...

Any Other Name A Longmire Mystery (Book) : Johnson, Craig : "Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman's popularity skyrocketing. Now, with three consecutive New York Times bestsellers to his name and the second season of Longmire reaching an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, Craig Johnson is reaching a fan base that is both fiercely loyal and ever growing. In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice--Wyoming style"--

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. A French girl and a German boy paths cross in a novel set in World War II France. A well written novel, there is a reason it is on the must read lists!

My next bookclub read!! All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | 9 Books You Need To Read This Summer

*This month's EDR Book Club read: All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr. A novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. --- The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (F DOE) A blind French girl and a German boy's collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. HIST. FICTION

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. (Also available as an audiobook) This is a beautifully written story about a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy who meet and struggle with the devastation resulting from World War II. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

The Cuckoo's Calling: Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling: Brilliant 2013 crime novel by JK Rowling published under the pen name Galbraith

Brown Bag Book Club- March 6th, 2014 The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, AKA J.K. Rowling. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier.

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Cuckoo's Calling - "Robert Galbraith" aka J.K. Rowling's newest book- read this. It's awesome!

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith nee JK Rowling (7/25/14) - Cormoran Strike Series #1 - Strike is barely scraping by as a PI. He's down to one client, and creditors are calling and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers.

The cuckoo's calling / Robert Galbraith. "After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling...Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that..." - Dust jacket

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). October book club read.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wish I hadn't known this was written by JK Rowling prior to reading it. It's impossible for me to know if it colored my opinion of the book. But it's out there, and was part of the reason it was moved to the top of my long "to read" list, so I guess it's of no consequence now. The good: I liked Cormoran Strike. He met my expectation of a struggling, down-on-his-luck PI. I also enjoyed Robin, his accidental assistant. I am looking forward to seeing their partnership develop in future books and found I cared about both characters by the end. The plot, while a traditional mystery format, was tightly woven and took intricate turns. Well done. The bad: I hated Cormoran's ex-girlfriend. I'm not sure the Rowling wanted or expected that response, but I would be happy if she never came up in another novel. This may be caused by the lack of true backstory around their relationship and perspective on why they both seemed so done at the time of the mystery, but she adds nothing to Cormoran's character for me. He can be a wounded soldier with a past without wasting time on her. Overall, a good start to the series. I will read the next one when it comes out. View all my reviews

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

Cant wait for the release, October 16,2012!!! The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy) - Justin Cronin

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin. $18.71. 592 pages. Author: Justin Cronin. Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 16, 2012)

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin. $18.48. 592 pages. Series - Passage Trilogy. Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 16, 2012). Author: Justin Cronin. Publication: October 16, 2012

I've got my copy ready to go of The Twelve by Justin Cronin Trilogy: The Passage #2 Publisher: Ballentine Books Publication date: October 16, 2012 Genre: Adult Dystopian

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin. $18.48. Series - Passage Trilogy. Author: Justin Cronin. Publication: October 16, 2012. Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 16, 2012). 592 pages. Save 34%!

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We are absolutely thrilled to kick off the official blog tour for the UK release of The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Thea devoured The Passage when it came out in 2010 – in fact, she loved it so much, it became her hands down favorite book of the year. Needless to say, we were waiting …

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: a Flavia de Luce novel by Alan Bradley

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - “Part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist.”—The New York Times Book Review

January 22, 2014. Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley. http://libcat.bentley.edu/record=b1387853~S0

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley: On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train’s arrival in the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached...

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley / reviewed by Colleen Mullally. Read the review at http://blogs.bentley.edu/bookbuzz/2014/02/05/alan-bradleys-newest-flavia-de-luce-title-the-dead-in-their-vaulted-arches

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley. Young chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve the most dastardly crimes the English countryside has to offer, and in the process, she comes closer than ever to solving her life's greatest mystery--her mother's disappearance...

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley, On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train’s arrival in the English village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead.

The dead in their vaulted arches : a Flavia de Luce novel / Alan Bradley it was really good

Dead in Their Vaulted Arches A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers...

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Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

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Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. An elderly couple is murdered in an isolated farmhouse in southern Sweden. Kurt Wallander and his team only have a single clue, the word "foreign". The first of the Kurt Wallander mysteries.

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When a elderly couple is murdered in the Swedish countryside outside of Malmo, evidence points towards the immigrant community. Ystad Inspector Kurt Wallander must solve the murder before anti-immigrant tensions explode. First in the blockbuster series.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The 1st of her 3 books. Love them all - can't wait for more! Completed the 4th book of the challenge!

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The 1st of her 3 books. Love them all - can't wait for more!

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The 1st of her 3 books. I need to read Gone girls now.

How to eat a cupcake A delicious debut novel about the mending of an unlikely friendship destroyed by betrayal with the perfect ingredients: engaging characters, a strong plot and a witty voice.

Femme Fatale Book Club @ New Madison Public Library - How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel by Meg Donohue http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062069284/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_PAbWub1CFT7SF

How To Eat a Cupcake is the perfect vacation book! The author Meg Donohue is a fan of Cupcake Project and sent me her book to read a year ago. I can't believe I waited so long to read it! She clearly knows her cupcakes, but she also knows how to write a beautiful story of friendship that kept me quickly turning the pages. Cupcake lovers, check this one out!

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue. Annie Quintana and Julia St. Clair, two childhood friends, decide to open a cupcake boutique, but they must first overcome old betrayals, first loves, and a dangerous threat. Don’t be fooled by the book’s sweet title – this is a sharp little romantic thriller!

How To Eat a Cupcake | Meg Donohue ~ Adorable book! It's was a bit anticlimactic, but still a charming story about friendship, family, and of course, cupcakes. 4/5 stars @missyveliz I thought of you when reading this book!

When childhood friends Annie Quintana and Julia St. Clair reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery, they must overcome old betrayals, first loves, and a dangerous threat. Book by Meg Donohue

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue. Annie and Julia grew up in the same household, one the housekeeper’s daughter, the other the daughter of the house. Best friends until a high school betrayal destroyed their relationship, they come together years later to form a tentative partnership and open a cupcakery. When someone tries to sabotage their endeavors, they must finally face the truth of their pasts.

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue just looks so tempting! It is on my to-read list

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Good Reads: My Summer Reading List

Good Reads: My Summer Reading List A hundred summers, bittersweet, the tender bar, we were liars

will have to check some of these out! Good Reads: My Summer Reading List

Good Reads: My Summer Reading List - going to Barnes and noble tomorrow!

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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

The story of a Bengali woman who marries a man from Rochester, NY, after they meet online, "The Newlyweds" by Nell Freudenberger has been described as "powerful," "funny," and "richly observed." Recently featured on NPR's Book Review.

This story is about Amina, moving from Bangladesh to America to marry George who she met online. It's about love, marriage, misunderstandings and the effects our pasts have on these things. This will be an excellent book club book. So well written, too! Read more and order it here: http://www.justthebookstore.com/book/9780307268846

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The story of a Bengali woman who marries a man from Rochester, NY, after they meet online, "The Newlyweds" by Nell Freudenberger

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger. $14.62. Author: Nell Freudenberger. 352 pages. Publisher: Knopf (May 1, 2012). Publication: May 1, 2012

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger – The Newlyweds is the story of Amina, a young woman who leaves Bangladesh to marry a man named George whom she met on the Internet. Through the trials and tribulations of a mail-order marriage, both George and Amina discover that neither is what the other expects, and that no amount of planning and practicality can keep a marriage free of complications.

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger. A 24-year-old woman moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, to marry a man after they meet online, in an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century. Recommended by Haley

10 New Must-Reads for May. Some of these are on my to-read list already.

In Nell Freudenberger's new novel, a young Bangladeshi woman marries an American man she meets online and struggles to adjust to life in Rochester, N.Y.

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Good Reads: Summer Reading List

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: Read this for book club and it was one of my favorite books of the year. Well-written, beautiful story and keeps your attention.

2014 Summer Reading List - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (This one took a long time to get through)

I listened to this as an audiobook. 'Beautiful Ruins' spans decades and continents, but braids together several characters and story lines to near perfection. Apropos of nothing, the final chapter is the literary version of the final scene of '6 Feet Under,' and was one of the most satisfying book conclusions I've ever experienced. Very highly recommended as a light summer read.

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The wistfully lovely dust jacket for Jess Walter’s latest novel — tiny blocks of houses

The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow

The Start of Everything: A Novel by Emily Winslow. $17.16. 272 pages. Author: Emily Winslow. Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 8, 2013)

The Start of Everything: A Novel by Emily Winslow. $17.16. Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 8, 2013). 272 pages. Author: Emily Winslow

The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow. Fast paced and exciting. Really like the detective characters

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Top New Mystery & Thriller on Goodreads, January 2013 On my reading list.

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Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

Spring Fever, by Mary Kay Andrews. Good summer read. I related to the small town interconnectedness.

SpringFever. I just love to read Mary Kay Andrews during the summer months!!! A true favorite author!! So fun.

Another great read by one of my all time favorite authors, Mary Kay Andrews. No one can capture the fiesty spirit of a southern woman done wrong!

New York Times Bestselling Author // "Told with Mary Kay Andrew's warmth, wit, adn knack for creating characters who make you stand up and cheer, 'Spring Fever' goes down best with a tall, cool drink and a long, uninterrupted stretch of beach-reading pleasure." -- Available at Books on Broad!

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Spring Fever By Mary Kay Andrews Release date: June 5, 2012 My review: Annajane Hudgens is finally leaving her past and the town of Passcoe, NC behind and moving on to a new career and a new guy-or so she thinks. On the day of her ex-husband's remarriage, Annajane is shocked to realize that she still has feelings for him and that he may still have feelings for her. When the wedding is postponed due to a health emergency and circumstances work to keep Annajane in Passcoe a little longer, it looks like Annajane might have a second shot at love. Spring Fever is a fun cinematic romance, the kind of story that would work as a romantic comedy movie. In fact it reminded me a little bit of Sweet Home Alabama. Annajane had a crush on Mason Bayless, her best friend Pokey's big brother when she was a kid but he doesn't notice her till she is 19. They have a summer fling that leaves Annjane with a broken heart when Mason seems to forget about her when he returns to college. They reconnect a few years later at Pokey's wedding when Mason convinces her to give him another chance. A brief marriage ends due to neglect and distrust. Now with Mason about to get remarried and Annajane engaged to someone else, they are still undeniably bound to each other.  I really enjoyed the second chance romance story line. It was nice to see Annajane and Mason's relationship develop and see how much they've changed from who they were before, particularly Annajane. The secondary characters could have been a little more developed but I liked Pokey and the way she championed the efforts to get her stubborn best friend and brother back together. The emphasis on family relationships and Mason's protectiveness towards his family really appealed to me. Mason is not a perfect hero but that just makes him more likeable. The villain was two dimensional but that didn't bother me. It was fun to see her get her comeuppance.  Passcoe, NC is a small town known for Quixie, the soda company that Mason's family owns. Annajane works for Quixie, taking care of marketing and advertising campaigns. These details add to the story but I didn't find them as interesting as I'd hoped. Mary Kay Andrews is known for including details of living in the South as well as the career of her heroine. In the other books I've read, she describes what it's like to be an antique "picker" or an interior decorator and I found that to be really interesting compared to this. Thankfully Spring Fever has a stronger focus on the romance that pulled me in instead. Overall, I think this is my favorite of the author's books and I loved the romance. I think this would make a great beach read when you are in the mood for a light romance that sparkles with humor and warmth. Note: I received an e-ARC for review through NetGalley

It’s beginning to feel alot like Summer- Mary Kay Andrews has a new book, Spring Fever!  Last summer, I loved Summer Rental  by Andrews, review here.  Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews Spring Fever Old friends, former spouses, a small town,  old family money, a new wife, an adopted child and a will that no …

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta - story of the people who are left after a Rapture-type event - my least favorite book I've read this year

The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta - An interesting study in how we react when people disappear from our lives. The "Sudden Departure" is only really a background thing. The main theme is characters and the holes they try to fill when their loved ones are gone.

The Leftovers / Tom Perrotta. Read my thoughts as part of a librarian group review at: http://blogs.bentley.edu/bookbuzz/2011/11/04/the-leftovers-by-tom-perrotta-group-review/

This is on my books to read list

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The Leftovers : Tom Perrotta : 9780312358341

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The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler

The beginners goodbye by Anne Tyler. Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a physically disabled man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wifes sudden death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition. book-club-picks-farmingdale-library

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler - While Tyler is usually one of my favorite authors, this one didn't hit home for me. It's more novella-length, not long enough to develop the characters very well, and a little too predictable. Glad I got it from the library and didn't pay $12.99 for my Kindle.

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The Beginner's Goodbye Anne Tyler (Knopf) Best Summer Books & Summer Reading 2012 | Publishers Weekly

The ELKS Excellent Reads book club is reading "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler. Discussion will be held on January 12 at 12:30pm at the Elkridge Branch.

The Beginner's Goodbye - a heartfelt glimpse into the emotions of losing a loved one. I love Ann Tyler's books. October 25, 2014

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I've got this on my to read list- love Anne Tyler!

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Its My F---ing Birthday by Merrill Markoe

Its My F---ing Birthday by Merrill Markoe (Adult Fiction). It's her thirty-sixth birthday, and she really thought things would be different this year--that she'd have figured out men. But nothing's changed. Her disappointing day is capped off by the delivery of a huge bouquet of flowers from Carl, with whom she has recently, and bitterly, split. A gesture of reconciliation? Of passive aggression? She's too unhinged to tell.

Its My F---ing Birthday by Merrill Markoe. Hilarious and sarcastic! I loved it!

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It's My F---ing Birthday A Novel (Book) : Markoe, Merrill : In the coming year, she said, hoisting her blindingly clean and gleaming glass into the air, may half of all your dreams come true. Mom, I said to her, isn't that kind of pathetic? Well, it's realistic. It's her thirty-sixth birthday, and she really thought things would be different this year--that she'd have figured out men and how to get along with her narcissistic parents enough to survive a birthday celebration. But nothing's changed. Her disappointing day is capped off by the delivery of a huge bouquet of flowers from Carl, with whom she has recently, and bitterly, split. A gesture of reconciliation? Of passive aggression? She's too unhinged to tell. It's My F---ing Birthday unfolds in seven state-of-my-life addresses this hapless high school art teacher writes to herself on consecutive birthdays, as she is determined to break the patterns of behavior that are keeping her down. Her objective: to avoid making the same mistakes over and over and start making some new ones. Through seven outrageously funny years of needling parents, self-absorbed boyfriends, riots, O.J., and Monica--and bigger and bigger bouquets from Carl--she navigates a circuitous (and ultimately successful) route to happiness in a world where everything seems to conspire to the contrary. What I Learned This Year That I Need to Remember 1. No more taking the bait from Mom. Even if the fight becomes about not taking the bait. 2. No more dwelling in the past. 3. Try much harder to continue being a vegetarian. This will limit the restaurants the folks can take me to. 4. No more trying to decode the flowers from Carl. If he sends them again, just think of them as a fun, free thing, like a little sample box of cereal or detergent that suddenly appears in the mailbox. 5. Don't make a big deal out of the fact that there were no guys this year. Perhaps that's a better thing than continuing to get involved with guys who exhibit behavior from the beginning that indicates the whole thing is completely hopeless. So try to remember the above as a coping strategy when I am so crazed with horniness that I want to throw myself off a building. 6. No more mumbo jumbo. This means no more calling 900 astrology numbers listed at the end of horoscopes in women's magazines to find out my love forecast. And no more going to psychics, no matter how dicey things get.

It's My F---ing Birthday - Johnson County Library