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Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth
3.40
I'm so excited to tell all my friends who loved Eat, Pray, Love about Radio Shangri-la! It's fabulous. So smart and insightful, and what an education ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court
3.79
Michelle Moran is my favorite historical fiction writer - her novels are so sexy and smart. She's great at fleshing out those little-known characters ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
 
The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe, #1)
3.72
Jason Bourne + Lisbeth Salander = Vanessa Michael Monroe. Can't remember the last time I met such a kick-ass heroine! What makes Taylor Stevens' debut ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2011
 
It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)
3.76
Wade Rouse is one of my favorite writers. I love recommending him to my friends who are fans of David Sedaris. This will surely be the book that makes ...more
Jul 2010
Feb 17, 2011
 
Gone Girl
3.96
Brilliant. Haunting. Gillian Flynn's best to date - and that's saying a lot given that Sharp Objects and Dark Places are some of the finest, most well ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
The Countess
3.49
Such a fascinating, page-turning novel. I didn't know about Countess Erzsébet Báthory before reading Rebecca Johns' novel - what a fascinating (terrif ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life
3.81
Imagine: The Glass Castle meets Eat, Pray, Love. Priscilla Warner writes about her journey in a way that's accessible to anyone who wants to find more ...more
Jan 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
The Metropolis Case
3.45
Absolutely enchanting. I was stunned to learn that THE METROPOLIS CASE is Matthew Gallaway's first novel. It's nearly flawless in its writing and stun ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Jan 04, 2011
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
Ever since I read Devil in the White City, I've been waiting for a book to grab me in the same way. Of course it's Larson's newest that did it. He is ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
I Totally Meant to Do That
3.26
I Totally Meant to Do That is Jane Borden’s transformation from southern belle to Brooklyn hipster,” says book publicist and RIF staffer Justina Batch ...more
Mar 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
3.94
Isn't this cover exquisite? Michelle Moran's writing is, too. Madame Tussaud is an entirely fresh take on the French Revolution, with a heroine totall ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 13, 2011
 
Sarah's Key
4.11
My book group read Sarah's Key together - last night's discussion was lively. We agreed that the shifting perspectives really drove the pace - most of ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
Keeping Time
3.58
This is a sweet, inspiring novel about love and life and our later years and how adventures are always waiting for us if we're brave enough to take a ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker
3.46
I love revisionist fiction, and I love fairy tales, so of course I was excited to read Camille DeAngelis' novel. What an imaginative, cool take on "th ...more
Aug 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery
3.64
A fabulous micro-history about a little-known subculture, a thriller, and an expose all in one. Also: the characters are unforgettable. I love what Pe ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 11, 2011
 
Evel Knievel Days
3.79
We were charmed by Pauls Toutonghi and his first novel, Red Weather, one of our favorites of 2006 and a terrific coming-of-age story. Pauls writes wit ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2012
 
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
3.49
I love novels that capture the complexity of friendships and family life, and Nichole Bernier does that beautifully here. She also has a deft way of m ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2012
 
The Neighbors Are Watching
3.16
Debra Ginsberg writes a completely different book every time, and her latest novel is amazing. It's got the turn-the-pages speed of a thriller, the qu ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 12, 2010
 
The Red Garden
3.67
Enchanting! This may be my favorite Alice Hoffman book since Practical Magic - and that's saying a lot because I love all her books. It's got that Ali ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
A Little Love Story
3.73
My very favorite love story. Unsentimental, without cliche, Roland Merullo's novel goes to the heart of what it means to love someone. A great choice ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 27, 2011
 
A Christmas Home
4.03
An inspiring, heartwarming story just in time for the holidays. If you loved Marley & Me, you will love Greg Kincaid's novels. He's an author doin ...more
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Nov 30, 2012
 
Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters
3.94
So many RIFers loved The Virgin Queen's Daughter, and with good reason! Ella March Chase is brilliant at digging up that little-known historical nugge ...more
not set
Sep 27, 2011
 
Heartbroken
3.54
I love the way Lisa writes about strong, smart women in crazy situations. Her characters feel familiar even when they're faced with extraordinary turn ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2012
 
The Music Lesson: A Novel
3.27
Hooray! Katharine Weber's sublime novel THE MUSIC LESSON has been re-issued in paperback. I could go on and on about this lyrical tale of family and h ...more
Jan 1999
Jan 04, 2011
 
A Man in Uniform
3.38
Beautifully written, inspired by the infamous Dreyfus Affair. A big hit in the author's native Canada, and I can see why: it's a truly literate thrill ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Dead Do Not Improve
2.81
Bold, smart, funny, completely unexpected. A book I can share with my hipster friends - and get credit for introducing them to their favorite new writ ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2012
 
Uncorked: My Journey Through the Crazy World of Wine
3.46
An insider's look at the world of wine for newbies and sommelier alike. Warm, smart, funny, inspiring. Such a great read!
not set
May 29, 2012
 
The Nutcracker
4.08
My favorite holiday story, with illustrations by my favorite illustrator, Maurice Sendak. A magical gift book!
not set
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir
3.30
I'd like to quote Philip Patrick, Sean Manning's editor. This is just how I felt reading The Things That Need Doing: "The story is tragic. I cannot li ...more
Jan 2011
Nov 12, 2010
 
Losing Graceland: A Novel
3.56
So fun. Can't wait to share this with all the road-trip-loving Elvis fanatics in my life (yes, I have more than one). Michah Nathan is ridiculously ta ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2011
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