Friendships

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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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The Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.

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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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The literary rumor mill portrays Naoise Dolan as the new Sally Rooney, and that suggestion alone might push a writer onto the bestseller list these days.

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Natalie Harper hates her job at Pinnacle Fine Wines in Sonoma County, California, but the pay and benefits are worth it.

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“two generations come to understand each other and find the true meaning of family.”

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“Traveling Kate’s journey with her offers insightful experience many readers will relate to, expressed through some delightfully snappy prose.”

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“the unique personalities of the complex characters along with a bit of mystery make this an involving read.

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