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Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

I didn’t know before I read this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, that it would be such a suitable and meaningful read. Naturally I expected a book by the three-time National Book Award nominee with five novels on the New York Times bestseller list would be better than average, but the timing… Continue reading Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

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Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

  This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Cousin Joseph by dramatist and satirist Jules Feiffer is an irresistible treat to read and a reason you should check out the graphic novel genre if you aren’t yet a fan. Publisher’s Summary: Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it’s the… Continue reading Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

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One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday

It’s never a surprise to find myself immediately wrapped up in a good thriller, but this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lisa Scottoline’s One Perfect Lie, is one of those perfectly paced page-turners that builds to a tidy and satisfying conclusion. Publisher’s Summary: A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his… Continue reading One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday

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Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is the debut novel, The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang.  Not only is it entertaining, it’s smart and unique.  As Chang said in an NPR interview with Steve Inskeep,  “I didn’t want to write about immigrants or people of color who feel like they just have… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

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New Title Tuesday, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

I finally got my hands on a copy of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout and recognized this would be my New Title Tuesday recommendation.  Once again, Strout has created fully-fleshed characters who are seemingly as familiar as someone you see at the grocery but whose innermost thoughts are as complex as their backgrounds.  Strout writes… Continue reading New Title Tuesday, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

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Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie’s newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. Publisher’s Summary: Sherman Alexie delivers a… Continue reading Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

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New Title Tuesday, So Much Blue by Percival Everett

OK, this New Title Tuesday recommendation, So Much Blue by Percival Everett, is an absolute must-read!  It’s one part modern-midlife crisis, one part funny social commentary on class and academia, one part secret-solving, and one part thrill-ride in El Salvador of 1979. Publisher’s Summary: Kevin Pace is working on a painting that he won’t allow anyone… Continue reading New Title Tuesday, So Much Blue by Percival Everett