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Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

The renowned City of Light is as much of a character in Mark Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense as the protagonist, Jules Lacour.  Likewise, Helprin explores how the past rarely remains pinned in the past. Publisher’s Summary: Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known,… Continue reading Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – New Title Tuesday

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. —Albert Camus I admit I am a fan of Isabel Allende, so when In the Midst of Winter was released, I knew that it would take a top position on my To-Read list.  Publisher’s Summary: In the Midst of Winter begins with a… Continue reading In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – New Title Tuesday

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection is debut novel by National Book Award Finalist Erika L. Sanchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.  This YA title was an instant New York Times bestseller no doubt because it explores very difficult topics but in an intriguing and accessible way. Publisher’s Summary: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time… Continue reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – New Title Tuesday

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, New Title Tuesday

Initially, I was hesitant to read Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of Magic.  I’d been so captivated by Practical Magic that I was afraid its prequel would be disappointing – a logical assumption given I was nearly 20 years younger and considerably more easily enchanted when I first read Practical Magic.  Needless to say, Hoffman, the author of at over… Continue reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, New Title Tuesday

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Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy, New Title Tuesday

I chose the audiobook of this week’s New Title Tuesday pick Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy and was impressed with the subtle power of this debut novel.  Publisher’s Summary:   Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez’s father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn’t, and Daisy disappears. When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone… Continue reading Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy, New Title Tuesday

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng New Title Tuesday

It may have been the tantalizing title that first drew me to his week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, but it was the delivery on the promise of a searing story that kept me reading. Publisher’s Summary: From From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng New Title Tuesday

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Five-Carat Soul By James McBride, New Title Tuesday

       Five Carat Soul by James McBride With humor and deep understanding of human nature, this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation,  Five Carat Soul by James McBride, is a suite of dances – to borrow musical terminology – that can be performed (read) either separately or as a whole.  The arching stories are like… Continue reading Five-Carat Soul By James McBride, New Title Tuesday