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  • Jun 07, 2021

    Leave the World Behind posted by Robyn

    In Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, a New York city family of four is vacationing for a week at a luxurious rental home in Long Island for a quiet getaway.  Amanda and Clay, along with their teenaged son and daughter, are hoping for a quiet respite from city...    Read More »

  • May 25, 2021

    The Midnight Library posted by Robyn

    In The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Nora is a 35-year old woman who believes she has nothing to offer.    Read More »

  • May 10, 2021

    The Dictionary of Lost Words posted by Robyn

    The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams is told through the eyes of Esme, a motherless girl raised by her father, who is a lexicographer working on the very first Oxford English Dictionary during the turn to the 20th century. Esme spends her early childhood years sitting under the table at the...    Read More »

  • Apr 26, 2021

    The Finisher posted by Robyn

    This latest offering in the Detective Peter Diamond investigation series features the Other Half, a half-marathon in Bath where Diamond has been assigned to patrol.  When he recognizes a past criminal on the race course harassing a female racer, he takes note and follows up to find out the woman racer didn’t cross the finish line.  Another woman, elementary school teacher Maeve Kelly, has trained hard and is reluctantly racing this distance for the first time – little does she know she will be...    Read More »

  • 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 »


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