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Midsummer - Carole Giangrande


The Headmaster's Wife - Thomas Christopher Greene

Book Talk: EXODUS

Exodus: A Memoir by the Author of Unorthodox - Deborah Feldman

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Going Over - Beth Kephart

Book talk: CLEVER GIRL

Clever Girl - Tessa Hadley


Real Happy Family - Caeli Wolfson Widger


Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell, Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield


Coincidence - J.W. Ironmonger

Coincidence hangs on a central theme of philosophical debate: Is the world random? Do we truly have free will, or is what we do part of a predetermined plan? Are "coincidences" a product of a human need to ascribe meaning and connection to events, or do they have inherent meaning of their own?


Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall

Going Clear's subtitle defines the book's structure. The first section pretty well covers "Everything you ever wanted to know about Scientology (and quite a lot you'd never have thought to ask)," and that begins with the rather colorful biography of its founder, the exceedingly prolific writer L. Ron Hubbard. Everything in Scientology's belief system comes directly from Hubbard's texts, some of which seem to be strongly influenced by his earlier science-fiction writing. That said, Hubbard grasped the human need for explanations and answers, and he devised some that have made sense to a huge number of people for over six decades.


One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories - B.J. Novak
Many of One More Thing's short stories are very short--several run only a few lines--and even the longest barely reach twenty pages. However, word count has little to do with what makes them work.
Novaks' writing is intelligent but doesn't feel like it's trying too hard to be clever, and I was struck by a touch of sweetness mixed into the funny--there's a sense of compassion toward its subjects that gives the funny lines unexpected depth


The Days of Anna Madrigal - Armistead Maupin

Audiobook: FIN AND LADY by Cathleen Schine, read by Anne Twomey

Fin & Lady: A Novel - Cathleen Schine

I have some of my own (very vague) memories of 1960s New York City--I arrived there in the spring of 1964, just like Fin, although he's more than a decade older than I am; the novel's setting is an absolute sweet spot for me, and was definitely part of its appeal. The Hadleys' New York wasn't mine, however; privileged by money, place, and youthful beauty, Lady and Fin have the sort of life that I rarely encounter outside of fiction. Still, their story and their relationship rarely felt less than real to me--I couldn't resist them, although I admit I didn't try very hard. 

Book Talk: SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY, by Joshilyn Jackson

Someone Else's Love Story - Joshilyn Jackson

(Audio)Book Talk: ONE SUMMER, by Bill Bryson

One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital - Sheri Fink review link TK
The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes The Girl You Left Behind wasn’t what I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised by that. Moyes has crafted an unusual dual-narrative blend of historical fiction and legal thriller that grapples with some of moral and ethical questions arising from the effects of war and keeps the modern-day romantic thread from overwhelming the rest of the story.

Moyes’ great strength here is the development of her protagonists. Sophie and Liv, her two primary characters separated by nearly a century and connected by nothing more tangible than a painting, emerge as women facing down very different difficult circumstances each in her own way. Neither always makes the best choices, but the choices they do make feel true to both character and context.

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