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The Rocks by Peter Nichols
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A novel of two love stories set decades apart on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Much of the plot takes place at "the Rocks," a seaside resort for upscale British tourists. Lulu, the proprietor, is 80 at the book's start and still tr
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Martin Marten by Brian  Doyle
Martin Marten
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In playful and musical prose, novelist Brian Doyle depicts life on Mount Hood for the many creatures that live there, including some unforgettable humans. Described through the eyes of Dave, a 14-year old boy, and of Martin, a pine marten kit, the b
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
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Powerful, honest, shocking.
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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
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A very funny and ultimately moving novel about a creative writing professor who spends his days writing endless letters of recommendation for his students and colleagues. Constitutionally unable to write anything but the truth, his letters frequently ...more
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Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth
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The image of Eichmann as a dedicated bureaucrat whose crimes represent the "banality of evil" no longer stands, thanks to this astonishing book. German researcher Bettina Stangneth has uncovered the facts of his life in exile, including his regular p ...more
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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
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A New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert knows how to grab and hold our attention in this account of evolution as it is being altered by humankind. Throughout earth's history there have been five major mass extinctions when the diversity of life ...more
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The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
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I love the Maisie Dobbes series, but found this book oddly unsatisfying. As an earlier reviewer wrote, I'm not sure who I would recommend it to, folks who want realistic fiction with devastating war scenes or folks who want more domestic fiction. Yes ...more
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
"Historical Fiction about WWI. The tone of this book was odd and slightly off. The beginning of the novel (before WWI commences) was pastoral and had an old fashioned feel. Kezia is engaged to marry Tom, the brother of her best friend from school,..." Read more of this review »
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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Gripping, powerful novel about a boy with a facial deformity and those closest to him.
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The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Vacationers
by Emma Straub (Goodreads Author)
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A charming domestic drama about a middle-aged couple from New York City who take a vacation with their extended family and friends on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. There they find that problems from home are not so easily left behin ...more
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