Book Reviews

Beartown

Author: Fredrik Backman Published Date: April 25, 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction Hardcover: 432 pages Stars: 3 out of 5 People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago… Read More Beartown

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Camino Island

Author: John Grisham Published Date: June 6, 2017 Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Hardcover: 304 pages My Star Rating: 5 To purchase: Camino Island A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns… Read More Camino Island

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The Perfect Stranger

Author: Megan Miranda Published Date: April 2017 Genre: Mystery/Suspense Hardcover: 337 pages Stars: 3 Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move… Read More The Perfect Stranger

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A Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Author: Louise Penny Published Date: 2007 Genre: Mystery Pages: 293 Stars: 3 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines,… Read More A Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Top 10 Nonfiction Books That Moved Me

Impossible to pick just ten? Yes, it kind of is! But thinking about what qualities make a great book for me, helped narrow my choices down to ten: I am taken to a place I’ve never been. I learn about a subject I previously had very little knowledge of. I am immersed in the story.… Read More Top 10 Nonfiction Books That Moved Me

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Author: Bryn Greenwood Published Date: August 2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Pages: 346 Stars: 4 As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky… Read More All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

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A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman Published Date: July 2004 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Number of Pages: 337 Stars: 3 A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if… Read More A Man Called Ove