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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
"This has got to be the feel-good book of the summer. I absolutely adored this book! Maggie, a recent graduate and recently engaged has her entire life change course in one swift moment. How she learns to survive and thrive in her new life was so i..." Read more of this review »
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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
Social Creature
by Tara Isabella Burton (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: Bookpage
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Almost immediately the writing style didn't work for me; too many cheap antics. Over-italacizing everything, dashes, ellipsis and these do distract from a great story and characters. This story has been done before so in order for it to rise above th ...more
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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
"Not a single person in the whole book that I actually liked. This book may appeal to the social media twenties group. "
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Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen
Gale Force
by Owen Laukkanen (Goodreads Author)
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You'd think with a great cover shot, title and a female protagonist this work of fiction would give a me a reason to keep reading. Unfortunately, there wasn't much here to get excited about. I was already apprehensive when I saw the 5 words of praise ...more
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones (Goodreads Author)
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I tried twice to find the rhythm of this novel and stopped at page 50. I'm not sure if it was the structure, the writing or the characters which didn't motivate me to continue. Oprah's choices are not usually an incentive to read novels because I usu ...more
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Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh
Reporter: A Memoir
by Seymour M. Hersh
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: Bookpage
recommended for: writers, news junkies
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Multiple award (Pulitzer, Polk) winning investigative journalist and author Seymour (Sy) Hersh has written a marvelous memoir of his skill in being an "old school" newshound during a time when the subjects of Watergate, Nixon, Kissinger, Kennedy, Kin ...more
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Exit Strategy by Charlton Pettus
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Touring guitarist for Tears for Fears Charlton Pettus has stepped outside his lane with a debut novel called Exit Strategy. The concept is entertaining but the execution is disastrous. Apparently, the editor didn't have much of a plan either as this ...more
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Eunice by Eileen McNamara
Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World
by Eileen McNamara
recommended to Lisa Carlson by: Lori and Julia, My Talk 107.1
recommended for: anyone
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Boston Globe journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and Director of journalism at Brandeis University Eileen McNamara has written an excellent, comprehensive, fascinating and relevant biography on the 5th child born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Eunice was ...more
Eunice by Eileen McNamara
"This was one of the best biographies I’ve ever read and while part is due to the subject of Eunice K Shriver, a larger part is due to the immense talent of writer Eileen McNamara. It felt balanced and factual, yet narrative and sympathetic. The ac..." Read more of this review »
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