Saturday, October 31, 2020

Page Turners

How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Emilia has inherited Nightingale Books, in a small town in England, from her father, Julius, who has recently died.

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Unicorns Are the Worst! by Alex Willan

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

On unicorn overload?

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Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Tangier Island, a tiny island located in the Chesapeake Bay, has long been isolated from the mainland.

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The Searcher by Tana French

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Retired Chicago cop Cal Hooper moves to a remote Irish village, expecting a life of peace and quiet.

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

You know when you are reading a book and you have to go somewhere, and you can’t stop thinking about when you can get back to the book?

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Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Throughout his career, Jerry Seinfeld wrote his jokes on paper and kept them in an accordion file folder.

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If Then:How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The author of These Truths has written a new page-turner about Simulmatics Corp., the first company to incorporate computers, behavioral science, and politics.

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The Betrayal of the Duchess by Maurice Samuels

Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This account of the civil war waged in 19th century France by Duchesse de Berry to regain the throne for her 11 year-old son, the heir to the Bourbon dynasty, filled with intrigue and cross-dressing, documents her betrayal by a confidant, the son of the chief rabbi of France, which sparks a wave of antisemitism that lasted decades.

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The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Bea, 10, is carefully navigating between the two worlds of her divorced parents when her dad announces he will be marrying his boyfriend, who has a daughter.

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The Climbing Tree by John Stith

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Growing up is hard when you’re a younger brother who can never quite keep up.

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Russian spies! Forbidden romance! Plot twists! This literary novel has it all.

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Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is a haunting story of a young woman who has just aged out of the foster care system and is looking forward to working on a farm in an isolated California community.

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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The author of The Warmth of Other Suns puts into words what most of us cannot see, but live every day.

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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Two families are brought together as a quiet weekend getaway slowly goes wrong in the most unsettling of circumstances.

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Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Alice Hoffman’s enchanting new novel tells the story of Maria Owens, born in 1664, the matriarch of the magical Owens women.

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

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Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

After renewing my relationship with yoga to help me face the fall and winter, I again pulled this from my bookshelf.

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Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This extraordinary and informative novel is the story of Edward Feathers, a successful Hong Kong barrister who was born in Malaya (now Malaysia), orphaned, and returned to England to be educated.

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A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This brilliant, thoroughly researched biography of Virginia Hall tells the story of a Baltimore socialite who was the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines in World War II.

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One Time by Sharon Creech

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I quickly found myself completely charmed by Gina, a quiet character, and her classmates.

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The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Eudora Honeysett is 85 years old, alone, irritable, tired, and ready for her life to end.

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Here We Are by Graham Swift

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is the book that broke my COVID-induced reading slump.

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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In this novel about Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, who died at age 11, the beautifully written words of O’Farrell convey the profound impact that the death of a child has throughout a family.

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Anne Glenconner

Published Oct. 01, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Fans of The Crown will be mesmerized by this tell-all memoir of the author’s life as confidant and friend to Princess Margaret.

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Rumi’s Little Book of Life Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Rumi, the 13th-century theologian, poet, and Sufi mystic, is renowned for his poetry on love, loss, and longing.

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The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In the small community of Northumberland, England, Vera is on her way home during a snow storm when she comes across an abandoned car with its door open and a toddler strapped in the back.

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Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One afternoon in August two young sisters accept a ride from a stranger and vanish without a trace in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far East Russia.

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The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Mexican Gothic is the first book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia I’ve read, despite having heard about her for years.

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The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

When her mother, Mina, doesn’t return her phone calls, 26-year-old Margot leaves Seattle for Koreatown, Los Angeles, only to find her mother has died.

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