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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
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Hannah's novel is a great piece historical fiction, where WWII is the backdrop to a sweeping romance, family struggles and sacrifices, along with the story of two sisters who braved the threat of eminent danger to save others. I love that Hannah real ...more
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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
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The untold story of how African American women contributed their significant mathematical expertise to America's space race is certainly a fascinating and interesting tidbit of history. Per usual I like to read the novel before seeing the film and I ...more
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Manna Tree by Savannah J. Frierson
Manna Tree
by Savannah J. Frierson (Goodreads Author)
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Over the last couple of months I have read all Frierson novels available on my kindle, and this was the last novel. While some of the books have been interesting, this one fell flat for me. Death, mourning, acceptance, and love are the central themes ...more
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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
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One thing has been confirmed Jodi Picoult is a good and thoughtful writer. Starting this novel I was very skeptical of how a white woman was going to provide an honest picture of the black experience, which plays right into Picoult goals for this nov ...more
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The End of Alice by A.M. Homes
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This was a book club selection that has literally taken me 6 months to read. This book is absolutely disturbing, and probably these most grotesque novel I have ever read. I suppose this book showed me that I am a lightweight when it comes to novels. ...more
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The BFG by Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl has been a favorite author of mine, since childhood. However this was my first time reading this novel. I started reading the novel to my kids a week before the movie came out, but life, their patience, and their grandmother who took them ...more
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Shine by Jodi Picoult
Shine
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
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This is the first story I have read of Jodi Picoult, and I really enjoyed it. I thought I would start small, before committing to a whole novel. But now I am very interested in continuing the story of the protagonist Ruth in Small Great Things. Picou ...more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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This is a disgustingly fantastic story of murderous slaves, a real underground railroad, a conniving town bent on eliminating the reproductive system of black women and harboring blacks to conduct town-wide experiments, slave catchers that live above ...more
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Trust Fall by Savannah J. Frierson
Trust Fall
by Savannah J. Frierson (Goodreads Author)
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Frierson did not impress with this novel. Readers of her novels have met all of these characters before. The story reminded me of a Shakespearean comedy, with all the couple's neatly paired together, all the romantic overtures pitted against doubt an ...more
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