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Let it Be by Chad Gayle

This is the third post in the three-part series dedicated to self-published and new authors.  Today, I’m reviewing Chad Gayle’s Let it Be.  You can visit Chad at http://chadgayle.com/let-it-be/   Let it Be, Chad Gayle Bracket Books, 135 pages ISBN 9780988661011 During … Continue reading

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, 468 pages ISBN 9781594488399 Summer camp gives kids the chance to try out a brand-new identity with new friends in a new place, if only for a week or two before returning home. For … Continue reading

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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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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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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger, Penelope Lively Grove Press, 208 pages ISBN 0802135331 Slowly, in a London hospital, the renowned historian Claudia Hampton lay dying of cancer.  She is in the last stages of the disease; her body has lost the ability to … 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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The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin HarperCollins, 426 pages ISBN 9780062188502 William Talmadge is a man of the land.  In 1857, when he was nine years old, he came to this patch of earth in Washington State along with his mother and … Continue reading

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