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One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner

Sarah Rayner’s One Moment, One Morning is a poignant novel about friendship and its power to transcend life’s worst moments. The three women who journey in their shared tragedies are authentically crafted characters whom I found achingly believable. Although this story is emotionally charged, a very capable author avoids slipping into the … Continue reading

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22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

 The title, 22 Britannia Road, connotes such an idyllic destination. It conjures up bucolic imagery–scenes of pastoral British cottages with proper English gardens in bloom, and afternoon tea in real china cups. What I knew of the actual story –that of Polish refugees in England at the … Continue reading

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Farishta by Patricia McArdle

Farishta is that rare novel that I sacrifice precious hours of sleep for. Its protagonist is an endearing woman whom I bonded with deeply, and the plot engaged me from the book’s opening paragraphs all the way to the bittersweet end. … Continue reading

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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

A colleague suggested The Cookbook Collector to me during a brief kitchen chat at work. She was only a few pages in but thought I might find it interesting since much of the story is set in the San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

I discovered The Imperfectionists while perusing the Indie Bestseller List from the American Booksellers Association website (www.bookweb.org), which is a wonderful resource for finding great new books. The title grabbed me immediately. I was instantly curious—who are these imperfectionists? A thoughtful write-up provided … Continue reading

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tinkers by Paul Harding: Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

I want to dig beneath the surface of the prominent best-seller lists to mine for literary gold. That means paying close attention to what the independent booksellers are offering and familiarizing myself with much smaller publishing houses. This change of focus is opening … Continue reading

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Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

I was first introduced to Anne Lamott years ago when I read her sweetly honest memoir about motherhood, Operating Instructions. This book gave me many empathetic laughs at a time when I was searching for my own maternal compass. Ms. … Continue reading

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