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Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

The book Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a love story in the form of a scrapbook; yet it is so much more than a scrapbook, more than just photos.  It is memorabilia from someone’s life, and that someone is Gloria Fleming.   … Continue reading

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Amour (DVD)

Tragically beautiful and real, Amour is a profoundly honest depiction of how a stroke can affect both members of a marriage. Though a French film and in subtitles, one hardly needs the translation to follow the emotions—shame, embarrassment, frustration, loss, fear, and … Continue reading

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project is a marvelous mix of mystery, romance and wit as related through the mind of the socially challenged Don Tillman, a geneticist with Asperger Syndrome who finds the whole dating process extremely inefficient.  Thus he develops a survey—otherwise known as … Continue reading

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Covet by Tracey Graves

Claire and Chris Canton are living the quintessential suburban life in Johnson County, Kansas when the recession hits and Chris gets laid off from his job.  With a generous severance package Chris is sure that he will be able to … Continue reading

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

As the November tide rolls in so do the capaill uisce, water horses with venom in their veins and a strong bite. Riders gather at the beach on the island of Thisby every year to tame the capaill uisce and … Continue reading

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

16 year old America Singer, citizen of Illea-caste 5, was just chosen as one of 35 girls who will compete for the hand of Maxon Schreave, Prince of Illea-caste 1.  So begins The Selection, a “Hunger Games meets the Bachelor” … Continue reading

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The sun.  The coast.  You are luxuriating in the beautiful descriptions of Porto Vergogna, Italy.  But then  an American actress enters  Pasquali Tursi’s family pensione —the Hotel Adequate View.   She enters and leaves mysteriously and we spend the book searching … Continue reading

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The Runaway Brides Series by Celeste Bradley

Who’s the daddy? When three-year-old Melody is found on the steps of Brown’s Club for Distinguished Gentleman, three members track down the women from their past to discover the truth of Melody’s paternity. In Devil in My Bed, the first … Continue reading

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The Elite by Kiera Cass

Following the first novel in the series (The Selection), The Elite takes readers deeper into the horrors of the Illea Society.  As America continues to uncover the truth behind her country’s beginnings, she is also forced to witness the violence … Continue reading

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Arranged by Catherine McKenzie

I happened upon this author when she came out with Forgotten late last year, and I enjoyed it enough to want to read some of her others. Arranged is a story about Anne Blythe, a writer who starts to question whether … Continue reading

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