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Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

“It’s been one week since Mom went missing.” So begins Please Look After Mom, a haunting book of random memories that, together, tell the story of a life—a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend—a life.  Told from different … Continue reading

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Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

“Suspense” and “thriller” are among the tags for this book. I wasn’t sure at first if those descriptions fit. The book is about a woman, Christine, who wakes up every morning with no memory.  She has no idea who she … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

When Tara Martin reappears on her parents’ doorstep twenty years after her mysterious disappearance from the ancient Outwoods forest, no one really believes her story that she was “away with the faeries” for six months with no memory beyond that.  … Continue reading

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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

I loved Sarah’s Key, but I expected to because I enjoy historical fiction. I started  A Secret Kept with much lower expectations; it’s rare for me to love a more modern setting, especially in France, and to follow and become involved in … Continue reading

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Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Forget what you think you know about mermaids. Ariel and Disney have no place in this horrific tale of tragedy and death, love and desire, by Anne Greenwood-Brown. Lies Beneath begins with Calder White stating that he hates the cold … Continue reading

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The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us by Jeffery Kluger

 The premise of this non-fiction book is that sibling relations are among the most important relations in our life. Kluger tried to prove that what we are is  governed not only by our parents (who unavoidably play favorites, causing their … Continue reading

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Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither is Lauren DeStefano’s promising debut novel and is the first book in The Chemical Gardner Trilogy.  In this compelling dystopian novel, DeStefano portrays our world as one that got seriously altered by human genetic engineering. After the first sturdy … Continue reading

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A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber

Ruth, Bethanne, and Annie, of the “Blossom Street” knitting group set off on a cross country road trip to Florida where Ruth will be attending her 50th high school class reunion and hopefully reconnecting with her high school beau Royce.  … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu

“Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others. At least that’s what I told myself whenever I stood in a crowd of normal-looking people and felt like I was the only one.” Lucy has been living with … Continue reading

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Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is one of the most frequently challenged young adult authors of the 21 century. She is known for not being afraid to tackle controversial issues and taking on topics such as drug addiction, sexual abuse or teen prostitution. … Continue reading

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