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The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
The Guest Cat
by Takashi Hiraide
read in March, 2014
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This short but pleasurable read by Japanese author Takashi Hiraide, had the same effect on me that Chibi the cat had on the story's main characters; I didn't realize how much affection I had for it until it was over. Set in Tokyo, a married couple--b...more
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
Paris in Love
by Eloisa James (Goodreads Author)
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When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
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A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
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This is a great historical romance for anyone whose not sure about reading historical romance. This re-telling of Cinderella is sure to please. Kate Daltry should be an heiress. She should own a million ballgowns and attend the great parties instead...more
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
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Hamid's tale is unique in many ways. Styled as a self-help book, it's told entirely in the second person with all characters remaining unnamed. It provides a snapshot of life in extreme third-world poverty PLUS an unusual glimpse into the head of the...more
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
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Between 1853 and 1929, the Orphan Train Movement relocated 250,000 orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern U.S. cities to foster homes located mainly in the rural Midwest. Sadly, these children were often exploited as cheap labor. Kline b...more
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
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Rebecca Winter, a 60 year old divorcee, is a photographer whose fame and fortune have waned. Dwindling finances and mounting care costs for aging parents force her to relocate from posh digs in New York City to a rural shack upstate. The small-town p...more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman has done it again! The Ocean at the End of the Lane, though frightening at times, is a quick, supernatural read that is not without its silver-lining moments. Summoned to his hometown for a funeral, the unnamed protagonist is drawn to his...more
A Wicked Pursuit by Isabella Bradford
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! This was the first Isabella Bradford novel that I have read but it will definitely not be the last. I loved how the author developed the relationship between Harry and Gus. Harry being injured and unable to pursue Gus...more
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