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The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion HarperCollins, 324 pages ISBN 9781443422666 Genetics professor Don Tillman organizes his fridge around a seven-day preplanned supper rotation. He follows a rigid daily schedule, considers a Gore-Tex jacket perfectly acceptable attire for fine dining, and … Continue reading

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The Man in the Shed by Lloyd Jones

The Man in the Shed, Lloyd Jones Vintage Canada, 265 pages ISBN 9780307400338 Most fiction about family life examines the relationships between the characters and the particular culture that has developed over time. But what of the spaces in between … Continue reading

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Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope

Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope Touchstone, 336 pages ISBN 9781451618389   Anthony and Rachel Brinkley have an enviable life.  Anthony still lives in the Suffolk farmhouse where he grew up, and turned his boyhood passion for sketching wildlife into a career as … Continue reading

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The Matter with Morris by David Bergen

The Matter with Morris, David Bergen HarperCollins, 254 pages ISBN 9781554687756 Fifty-one year old Morris Schutt has created a beautiful life.  His insightful, funny writing has made him one of the most popular columnists at his Winnipeg newspaper.  He is … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Where’d you Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple Little, Brown and Company, 326 pages ISBN 9780316204279 When Bernadette Fox graduated from architecture school, she established herself quite firmly as a genius of found materials. An abandoned bifocals factory, under Bernadette’s vision, became … Continue reading

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey Reagan Arthur Books, 386 pages ISBN 9780316175678 Jack couldn’t believe his eyes.  He woke early that morning, and it was barely light, but he knows what he saw.  A little girl was dashing between the … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie Random House, 280 pages ISBN 0821976312 On a crowded flight across the Atlantic, anglophile Vinnie Miner wishes desperately for a bit of peace.  Vinnie, a middle-aged professor at Corinth University, would prefer to spend the flight … Continue reading

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