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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

Beautifully written -- best book I've read in the last year!

ISBN: 9780062267528
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 3rd, 2015

Holy Cow!  Lots of twists and surprises.  Very compelling...I could not put it down, had to finish it.  Over and Over, I said to myself, I did not see that coming even up to the very last page.  Perhaps I should have, but I became so engaged with these dark and twisted characters.  Even though almost all the main characters are dark and twisted, I was still rooting for some of them and identified or felt connected to them.  Any book that has recommendation blurbs from Lee Child, Nelson DeMille and Joe Hill, I have to read.  I was not disappointed!

ISBN: 9780062198761
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Published: Ecco Press - March 3rd, 2015

A Sequel to Doc.  Fabulous historical fiction.  Anything Mary Doria Russell writes is going to be wonderful.

ISBN: 9780062355881
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Published: Harper - March 24th, 2015

Comes out next Tuesday!  Wow!  An almost 400 page suicide note from three sisters that spans several decades and generations of family entanglements/drama, and Albert Einstein too!  Very moving, poignant, funny, dramatic.  I love Lady, Vee and Delph and deeply care about all that has happened to them, their very complicated family history and what is ultimately in store for them.  Enjoyed it immensely!

ISBN: 9780385523233
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 31st, 2015

Well I loved Water for Elephants but I didn't read Ape House because I heard so many bad things about it.  At the Water's Edge grabbed me from the get go!  Maddie is learning so much and I admire that she is sticking up for herself overcoming the cultural mores of her society.  The characters in the small Scottish highlands village that Maddie comes to be a part of are fully and richly developed.  Subtly romantic, painfully devastating, but uplifting as well.  A very deeply felt experience!

ISBN: 9781476793641
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Published: Atria / 37 Ink - April 14th, 2015

A great mystery.  Paul is dealing with severe loss and not recovering that well but gets involved in a search for truth amidst the corruption of modern day China.  It's thrilling and intriguing.  Paul's long time best friend is a homicide detective, but his department wants to resolve the murder quickly but with the incorrect suspect.  While the mystery is progressing, the setting makes us realize how unethical it is for our huge corporations to be outsourcing jobs and the exploitation that takes place in the name of money and greed.  A Great Read!