Families

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Marvelous and painful, truthful and penetrating, this novel, with every page, requires the reader to sense, to live in and cherish the present moment.

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“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be

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The Fortunate Ones is a fathoms-deep exploration of love, loyalty, and the ties that bind, written masterfully from all angles.

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The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.

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“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”

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Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?

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“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.

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Mother for Dinner is a deeply uncomfortable novel. At times, it’s funny. At others, it’s a too-accurate examination of family ties. It’s also. . . about eating human flesh . . .

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“this story sends a message of the bygone days, while offering laughter, insight, fear, pain, and a deep and abiding friendship.”

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You like this character, she’s under your skin; you want to go on this journey with her. And then she says, “I’ve decided to die.” It’s only page 27.

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“. . . supremely skilled writing even though the plot goes missing in action early on.”

This is an odd duck of a book, no question about it.

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With everything going on in our world these days, chances are you’ve not thought much about the many difficult issues surrounding adoption.

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What would you do if you were in a plane crash, but managed to survive? Being so close to death, it's only logical anyone would reassess their life.

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“The Boy in the Field is a literary mystery novel. . . . Just not the kind that focuses on what happens on a patch of land, a highway, or even a country.

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Beneficence, Meredith Hall’s first novel, appears 13 years after her prize-winning memoir Without a Map.

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“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”

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a great swashbuckler and ultimately a good read.”

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“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.

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Perhaps any novel that takes place largely in the minds of octogenarians and an arguably distraught—possibly disturbed—single mother may seem to wander over wide psychic territory.

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“a haunting portrait of a nation slowly collapsing . . .”

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Willa and Harper Lakey are as close as two sisters could be, even considering their dissimilar personalities.

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“For a perfect summer read, look no further. You’re not likely to find more beautiful, more distinctive prose anywhere.”

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“Connie Schultz has a reputation for writing about everyday people and their lives.

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“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”

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It is the summer of 1993 and 23-year-old Mallory Blessing is desperate to get away from her Baltimore childhood home.

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