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  • 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 »

  • Nov 09, 2020

    The Vanishing Half posted by Robyn

    In Brit Bennett's best seller The Vanishing Half, Desiree and Stella Vignes are identical twin sisters whose personalities are as different as night and day.  They are light skinned African American girls growing up in the small town of Mallard, Louisiana in the...    Read More »

  • Oct 09, 2020

    Mexican Gothic posted by Robyn

    “He is trying is poison me … You must come for me, Noemi … You have to save me…” So begins Mexican Gothic, a new best seller by author Silvia Moreno-Garcia.     Read More »

  • Sep 28, 2020

    Pachinko posted by Robyn

    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a beautifully told story of a Korean family trying to make ends meet in a world where they are despised by the Japanese.  This saga covers four generations, beginning in the early 20th century.  The novel begins with the birth of Sunja, the only...    Read More »

  • Sep 21, 2020

    The Butterfly Lampshade posted by Robyn

    The Butterfly Lampshade by Aimee Bender is a quiet yet sad mother-daughter story about mental illness.  Francie is 8 years old when her single mom has a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized.  After spending the night with a babysitter, Francie leaves her...    Read More »

  • Sep 08, 2020

    The Guest List posted by Robyn

    The Guest List by Lucy Foley begins with a vicious storm during a wedding on an isolated island near Ireland.  By the reception’s end, a murder victim is found.  This introductory scenario sets up a page turning thriller.  Five first person accounts tell of things that...    Read More »

  • Aug 24, 2020

    Seven Lies posted by Robyn

    Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay is a thrilling novel and cleverly told tale composed of seven lies.  Jane narrates this story of the falsehoods she tells her best friend Marnie.  The two young women have been best friends since grade school - sharing their deepest, darkest...    Read More »

  • Aug 07, 2020

    The Bookseller posted by Robyn

    In Cynthia Swanson's novel The Bookseller, Kitty and Frieda have been best friends since childhood.  As adults, they are single career women who own Sisters bookshop.  It’s 1962 in Denver, and times are changing.    Read More »

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