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Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano (Goodreads Author)
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This is a special book about taking a horrible, tragic situation and turning it into a feel-good story. The story begins with a plane crash in which only a pre-teen boy, Eddie, survives. It follows him as he adjusts to his new life, as a survivor ...more
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A Better Man by Louise Penny
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I find it hard to believe that the stories in this series keep getting better. However, that is indeed the case here.

We find out more about the Gamache's backstory and how he solves a present day problem with his mind. His fellow officers exhibit
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Read and Buried by Eva Gates
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This was another charming book in the Lucy Richardson Lighthouse Library mystery series. The series seems to be getting better. I enjoyed the ever evolving quirky characters that help Lucy solve the mystery and make life interesting for her and the ...more
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The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Stranger Diaries
by Elly Griffiths (Goodreads Author)
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I read this after reading a recommendation by an author that I read. I'm very happy that I read this book. It has great atmosphere, characters and plot.

The plot revolves around a horror short story that the characters know. It is called the Stranger.
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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
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Nothing to See Here by Kevin    Wilson
Nothing to See Here
by Kevin Wilson (Goodreads Author)
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This book is hard to describe. It has very interesting characters who lead unconventional lives.
The main character, Lillian, receives a call from an old friend from childhood who had sort of betrayed her. This former friend, Madison, who has grown up
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Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander
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This is another wonderful book in the Lady Emily mystery series. She is an intelligent and likable character. I enjoy the period of the books and the inclusion of the automobile and a new king in England make for interesting changes in the unfolding ...more
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The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
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This is a wonderful story of 2 sisters who live very different lives. One of them cheats the other out of a share in the family farm in order to fulfill her ambition as a beer brewer. The other leads a tough life raising a daughter on a limited ...more
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This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger (Goodreads Author)
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This is a remarkable book. I've read opinions that the story is a 20th century Huck Finn and I have to concur. Odie O'Banion is a gutsy little boy who overcomes his travails in a 1930s native American school (although he is anglo) by escaping on an ...more
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Empire of Lies by Raymond Khoury
Empire of Lies
by Raymond Khoury (Goodreads Author)
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This is alternative history with a twist. An Isis fighter (Rashid) stumbles upon the secret to time travel as he loots a city in Syria of historical treasures. He uses that ability to time travel to go back in time (1683) and alter the course of ...more
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