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Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Three things.

First Ben H. Winters’ new novel Underground Airlines certainly works as a thriller.  Fans of his earlier series The Last Policeman will not be disappointed, though there may be a certain sense of de ja vu. 465 more words

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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey was a good time.

Think Star Wars with just the Han Solo parts. None of that boring political shenanigans, just space ships and adventure.   190 more words

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Fractured: Catherine McKenzie

“Rearranging the deck chairs of the Titanic, I’d taken to calling what I was doing on a daily basis.”

Imagine that you are a wildly successful author whose first novel, … 850 more words


A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

I’m in love with this book.  So much that there is no way I can write a dispassionate review.  I could only gush.  So, instead, I’m posting some pictures, a few charts I made, and a couple of key passages in the hope that they will explain why this book is so great to my book club which I’m sure will hate it.   762 more words

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient.

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A Story About Childhood Trauma And It's Impact On Adulthood

Curled in a deck chair on a beach in France, I dipped my toes into Hanya Yanigahara’s A Little Life, a fictional tale set in New York, which begins in a cramped apartment on Lispenard Street, where Jude and Willem live, during their post college years. 334 more words

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“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett

This is the fourth book by Ann Patchett that I have read, and I felt disappointed. Too “ordinary”. Patchett’s suburbia is a dull place. A man and woman fall in love and divorce their spouses in order to marry. 315 more words