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Book chat: 'The Precious One' by Marisa de los Santos

Taisy Cleary thought she’d finally banished him. After her father abandoned the family when she and her twin brother, Marcus, had just turned 18, Taisy made it her mission to press on… 848 more words

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Book chat: 'Attachments' by Rainbow Rowell

Lincoln didn’t plan on becoming a snoop.

Hired by the nascent IT department of a local newspaper to ensure their employees aren’t using the new-fangled Internet for nefarious purposes (it is 1999, after all), Lincoln’s primary job is to hang around at night reading others’ email. 500 more words

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Book chat: 'The Godforsaken Daughter' by Christina McKenna

When her father was alive, Ruby Clare didn’t much mind that she was single, serious, plain and sturdy. She and Vinny worked side-by-side on the family farm in Tailorstown, Northern Ireland, toiling together in a way that felt less like work and more like camaraderie. 752 more words

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Book chat: 'The Dirty Life' by Kristin Kimball

Kristin Kimball’s transition from tenacious New Yorker to muddied farm wife is lovingly documented in The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love… 639 more words

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Book chat: 'The Little Paris Bookshop' by Nina George

Floating on the Seine is a very special barge: a bookshop tended by Monsieur Jean Perdu, a brokenhearted bookseller nursing his decades-long heartache by “prescribing” must reads for the patrons passing through Paris. 669 more words

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Book chat: 'Etched in Sand' by Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra could have turned out very differently.

The third of five children, Regina and her siblings were forced to scrabble a life together when Cookie — their mentally ill, alcoholic mother — went on weeks- or months-long binges, leaving her four daughters and son to fend for themselves. 654 more words

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Book chat: 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty

When’s the last time you raced through a book like wildfire, so caught up in the story that you’re unable — or unwilling — to set it down . 523 more words

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