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The Brutal Telling
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The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
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The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
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I am currently bingeing on the Inspector Gamache series. These cozies are very like Agatha Christie's books - an idyllic setting with wonderfully friendly people who live in cute little houses.

More than just cozy little mysteries, these books are la...more
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Eventide by Kent Haruf
Eventide (Plainsong, #2)
by Kent Haruf
read in April, 2014
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Heartbreakingly beautiful book. Everyone in this book touches you to the core of your being with their honesty and simplicity. Haruf's evocative narrative is matched by his description of the scenery.

I hope there is another book after this one so th...more
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Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin
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Funny, witty book about Americans in Paris. If you've been and you love Paris or if you haven't been and want to go, you should read this book. It turns out that Paris is a pretty difficult city to live in mostly because of the bureaucracy. On the ot...more
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Midnight in Peking by Paul French
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Nicely written non-fiction account of the last days of British influence in China before the Japanese occupation. About a brutal unsolved murder, left so because of rampant police corruption and the fact, probably, that the deceased was not Chinese....more
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Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin
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Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Seating Arrangements
by Maggie Shipstead
read in May, 2014
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Old Ivy League frat boys and their entitled children interact on an elite island off the East Coast (think Martha's Vineyard) for a wedding. Snarkiness, pearl clutching and mischief ensue.

Summer reading only.
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Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Chaperone
by Laura Moriarty
read in May, 2014
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Tried to read this twice and couldn't get into it, so I got the audio version and that did the trick. Excellent character development, especially Cora.

Who are we? How much does our lineage have to do with that? These are some of the questions posed b...more
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