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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

When British author Jojo Moyes was in Kansas City to discuss her latest novel, Me Before You, she stated that the premise of her book is to “find the best possible way to live life.”  She does that through Will … Continue reading

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The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Detective Carl Morck, head of Department Q, located in the basement of Copenhagen’s police headquarters returns in The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  This time he is going after some of Denmark’s most prestigious citizens’ who may have been involved … Continue reading

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Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

The journey that Jonathan Foer takes to Eastern Europe, specifically the Ukraine, is the story behind Everything is Illuminated: a Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.  He is searching for the woman who saved his Grandfather from the Nazis in World … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: the First Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Keeper of lost Causes: the First Department Q Novel has been compared to Steig Larsson.  While it is true that his book is a suspenseful mystery, takes place in a Scandinavian country, and has violence … Continue reading

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s hilarious memoir, Bossypants, goes back in time to her childhood, through her time spent in improvisation.  She then gives personal insight into the two hit TV series, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.  Fey uses asides, anecdotes and … Continue reading

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Assignment to Hell The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle by Timothy M. Gay

Assignment to Hell The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle by Timothy M. Gay, is the inside story of the journalists who covered the European Theatre during World War … Continue reading

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

My favorite TV show growing up in the 50’s was The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.  Little did I know that the first Rin Tin Tin was a pup that doughboy Lee Duncan found in a bombed out kennel on … Continue reading

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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Ariana Franklin’s Mistress of the Art of Death is an historical mystery that involves the brutal deaths of four children in medieval Cambridge, and the town’s Jewish population is being accused of these atrocities. Adelia Aguilar, who would be known … Continue reading

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What Women Want: The Global Market Turns Female Friendly, by Paco Underhill

Paco Underhill writes about the importance of women’s growing power and influence in the global marketplace in his 2010 book What Women Want.  The message: Ignore them and you will be losing out on a very large market.  Underhill goes … Continue reading

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The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles

The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles is a novel that transports readers back to Brazil during the depression of the 1930’s. Two sisters use their sewing skills to take one of them to the wilds of the scrubland and … Continue reading

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