Friendships

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“this debut is a page-turner that will keep the reader . . . glued . . .”

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Winter finds us back in Marshbury, MA, as Noreen Kelly meets up with her buddies, Tess and Rosie, for their usual pre-dawn hikes.

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“What saves this book, in addition to the passages of Ash’s powerful voice, are the characters. They are all original, fully imagined human beings, likable in different ways.”

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Some of it Was Real is a beautiful, well-written, and well-structured novel that is easily worthy of five stars.”

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“an intellectually engaging and psychologically probing novel about a family returning from a dark place to a better one.”

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When one thinks about beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand inevitably comes to mind as the author of many satisfying novels that take the reader to Nantucket's historic and well-known island.

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What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?

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“an electrifying novel . . .”

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“The writing is vivid in the descriptions of village life in Oman . . .”

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“a page-turner . . . the two stories intertwine ingeniously.”

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“The Narrowboat Summer is a story about a journey through the twisting, turning canals of England as well as a journey through the twisting, turning phases of life

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Calla Henkel’s debut novel has a lot to please readers who want a heavy party scene, a frothy narrative that pulses with a heavy metal beat.

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“The stark and concise portrayal of the pandemic gives food for thought about what exactly matters most in one's life.”

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At age 50, Amberrose Murphy lives the good life as a meteorologist in Palm Springs, California.

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“a reminder that the right to vote was not a thing given, but a battle hard fought and won.”

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Did you ever believe your life was perfect only to find out it's not? Cassie Costas's life in Manhattan is wonderful.

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Meeting in Positano: A Novel by Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is a disorienting experience for anyone who likes their fact and fiction to be distinct genres.

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“If you have two days that you’re not using for anything in particular—well, even if you have plans, put them away, pick up this book—they will be two days well spent.”

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In Marisa Silver’s book, The Mysteries, she tackles the conundrum of relationships—of family, of friends, of children, of adults. And therein lies the mystery of the title.

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The question of literature composed in a second language is a vexed and interesting one.

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“Dalton has created a page-turning thriller with undertones of contemporaneous, serious, societal, and academic issues.” 

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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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Skill and craftsmanship ooze from this beautiful novel. It would be a cliché to just say that it’s well written because that wouldn’t do the book full justice.

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