Monday, April 19, 2021

Page Turners

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is a must-read book for 2021! Inside the beautiful cover is historical fiction at its best.

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Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This latest historical fiction novel by Philippa Gregory spans 1670s England and New England, is full of unforgettable heroines from the Reekie family and bursting with romance, mystery, adventure, and Venetian artwork.

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Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway by Michael Riedel

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

For anyone interested in the theater, Michael Riedel’s juicy follow up to Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway is a must-read

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ishiguro is back with a remarkable novel about the complex nature of personhood.

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The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Down on his luck Amadeo hopes for redemption by playing Jesus in a local event.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In 18th-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters only to women who have been wronged by the men in their lives, offering free poisons to the women with the rule that they must never be used to harm another woman.

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Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This stunning story of determination and grit set in one of Philadelphia’s darkest neighborhoods highlights the hard choices it takes to get out and stay out.

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Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Sea Dragon by Sally Gardner

Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The second Mr. Tiger and Betsy story is just as charming and magical as the first.

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The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever get tired of wearing that mask?

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We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I read this book quickly. It’s an easy read, but interesting and entertaining.

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Win by Harlan Coben

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I was worried that a deep dive into Windsor Horne Lockwood III would diminish this enigmatic character, but my fears were allayed as I was drawn into this tale of old family secrets and tragedies that twist and twine with art theft, domestic terrorism, and present-day murder.

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All Girls by Emily Layden

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I’ll read any book set in the fascinating and insular world of boarding schools, but this one is special.

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Eat a Peach by David Chang

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This memoir from chef David Chang chronicles his upbringing as the son of devout Christian Korean-American immigrants, the humble beginnings of Momofuku Noodle Bar and the restaurant empire that it spawned, and Chang’s struggles with mental health.

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Actress by Anne Enright

Published April 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Katherine O’Dell is one of Ireland’s most famous actresses, but her secret is that she’s not really Irish

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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This novel captures with accuracy and absurdity the ways the constant churn of social media can become the lens through which we see the world around us.

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The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The three Elliot brothers have chosen to make their lives in the Australian Outback, despite the challenging, life-threatening conditions there. They know how to protect themselves.

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Enter The Aardvark by Jessica Anthony

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A giant taxidermied aardvark connects the story of millennial Republican Congressman Alexander Paine Wilson, who is sleeping with Greg Tampico, and Titus Downing, who stuffed the aardvark for his married lover, the naturalist Richard Ostlet in Victorian-era England.

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A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A group of families rent a sprawling lakeside mansion for the summer.

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The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant For Ages 8-12

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this fanciful, whimsical adventure set in a magical London, Cordelia and best friend Goose try to prevent a war with France, save the King, and rescue Cordelia’s father.

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The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A young Russian pianist is found dead in one of the bedrooms at Windsor Castle. Foul play is suspected.

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Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This story, as told by three different people, has it all.

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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Published March 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is an emotional family story.

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Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Why are large cities abandoned?

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The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Four British women during World War II in the height of the Blitz are drawn together as competitors, each one desperate to win as the best cook in a BBC radio contest, using only rationed food.

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The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is an exploration of the morality and humanity of clones and their makers, wrapped in a slow burn, page-turning, gothic-like horror story with a modern spin.

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Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead

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Godshot by Chelsea Bieker

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this gritty and slightly surreal tale of female determination, 14-year-old Lacy May’s alcoholic mother is exiled from the church and runs away with a stranger.

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

At Scholomance, a magical school for the wizards of the world, getting an education is not about simply passing classes but actually surviving long enough to graduate.

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Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Set 10 years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Colony, this novel tells the story of a murder and subsequent trial principally through the second wife of the governor of the colony, and the wife of an indentured servant.

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World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Symonds details winning and losing strategies, and actions of the American, British, German, and Japanese navies and governments from before the beginning to the very end of the war.

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