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  • Apr 12, 2021

    The Wife Upstairs posted by Robyn

    Jane is a young woman who takes on the job of neighborhood dog walker in Thornfield Estates, an elite Alabama neighborhood of bored housewife socialites.  She crosses paths with handsome widower Eddie Rochester, and she senses a mutual attraction.    Read More »

  • Mar 23, 2021

    White Ivy posted by Robyn

    White Ivy by Susie Yang is both a coming-to-America and coming-of-age story featuring Ivy Lin, a Chinese immigrant who is reunited with her parents in Massachusetts at the age of 7.  Ivy is also close to her grandmother, who teaches her the art of shoplifting.  Ivy is an...    Read More »

  • Mar 15, 2021

    City of Girls posted by Robyn

    City of Girls is a fiction piece written by renowned author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love...    Read More »

  • Feb 22, 2021

    Such a Fun Age posted by Robyn

    Successful mommy blogger Alix Chamberlain has two small children and a high-profile newscaster husband.  When they have a late night family emergency, Alix calls on her babysitter Emira Tucker.  Emira is a millennial black woman who is out late celebrating a birthday with friends.  When she gets the call, Emira agrees to come pick up 3-year-old Briar, whom she adores.  In order to get Briar out of the house, Emira takes her to a nearby whole foods store.  The next thing she knows, she is...    Read More »

  • Feb 08, 2021

    Valentine posted by Robyn

    Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore takes place in Odessa, Texas - 1976.  The book opens with Glory Ramirez, a 14-year-old who has survived horrific abuse from an 18-year-old the night of Valentines Day, in an oil field.  Glory has escaped, and shows up barely alive the next morning...    Read More »

  • Jan 26, 2021

    One by One posted by Robyn

    In Ruth Ware's latest thriller, a London based tech start up staff of ten meets for a ski retreat at a chalet in the French Alps.  Several of the group are the co-founders of Snoop, a music sharing app.  One of the founders wants to sell, the other firmly does not – big money is as stake, and opinions among the small company are divided.  Tensions about this rise, right before everyone goes skiing.  Nine of the ten members return after a huge avalanche, and the group is snowed in and stranded...    Read More »

  • Jan 11, 2021

    Atomic Habits posted by Robyn

    Atomic Habits: an easy & proven way to build good habits and break bad ones focuses on tiny changes and remarkable results, and is a title that says it all.  If you have any New Year’s resolutions, this is a great book to start off 2021.  However, this New York Times...    Read More »

  • Dec 21, 2020

    Oona Out of Order posted by Robyn

    Oona was a New Years baby, born at the stroke of midnight.  As she nears her 19th birthday on New Years Eve 1982, an unusual thing happens after the countdown.  She finds herself as a 51-year old.  In fact, this continues to happen every at the stroke of midnight for every new year after that – Oona has no idea what age in her life she will be from one birthday to the next.  Beginning at age 19, she begins living her life out of order.  Inevitably she will find that she knows events before they...    Read More »

  • Dec 07, 2020

    The Lying Life of Adults posted by Robyn

    The Lying Life of Adults is an aptly named coming of age story told through the eyes of Giovanna, a 12-year-old girl living with her parents in Naples, Italy.  Giovanna overhears her beloved father compare her looks to his estranged sister Vittoria.  Giovanna has never met her...    Read More »

  • Nov 24, 2020

    Sex and Vanity posted by Robyn

    In Sex and Vanity, Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan creates a clever and modern...    Read More »


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