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The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
The Shortest Way Home
by Miriam Parker (Goodreads Author)
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This was an enjoyable coming-of-age story about Hannah following her heart to market a historic winery that had not met its potential. She has to choose to let her boyfriend go back to NY without her and give up the great job she was offered after gr ...more
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The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland
The Intermission
by Elyssa Friedland (Goodreads Author)
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Married insecure couple with secrets that could unhinge their marriage take a 6 month separation at her request. They vacillate on better/worse together/apart and test their marriage and commitment through the bulk of the book.
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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan (Goodreads Author)
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Because it was set in the prohibition and WWll era, I enjoyed the historical and nautical elements. The focus on Anne’s cracking the men’s diving monopoly was encouraging to me as a women reader. The seamy side of NY gangsters was sad to read about. ...more
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Lab Girl
by Hope Jahren (Goodreads Author)
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I prefer to read fiction, but I enjoyed reading this book that primarily describes geobiology experiments. Jahren mixes field experiences with sketches of lab and classroom personalities. She alternates the science chapters with life stories, giving ...more
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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie Was Here
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
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Backman’s Swedish nationality lends a bit of surrealism to many of his books. With that said, I thoroughly enjoy his writing and can appreciate his low-key humor. Seeing the movie version of “A Man Called Ove” highlighted the surreal element of Backm ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
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Modern-day combination of 1984 and Animal Farm paints a grisly picture of a society that wants to know everything about everyone. Mae Holland is the unwitting catalyst who helps this come about through her employment and indoctrination in the Circle, ...more
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Seek and Hide by Amanda G. Stevens
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No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens
No Less Days
by Amanda G. Stevens (Goodreads Author)
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Christian speculative fiction- as a believer, I appreciate seeing the believer’s viewpoint in my fiction. This story combined the elements of immortality, contemporary issues, how to honor God, how to reconcile difficult situations.
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The Patchwork Bride by Sandra Dallas
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Ellen counsels her granddaughter June about marrying or postponing through her own stories. While I read the book, I kept hoping that it would perk up, but it didn’t. The ending followed suit. I don’t enjoy writing marginal reviews, but can’t pretend ...more
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True Blue by David Baldacci
True Blue
by David Baldacci (Goodreads Author)
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I enjoy reading Baldacci’s books. This was an accidental second reading and I didn’t even mind.
The police action is nonstop and main character Mace Perry could have been cast in “24” because she keeps going. The sister dynamics with Beth Perry (Wash.
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