Eva Luna | Isabel Allende (Book Review)

Paperback, 368 pages Published April 5th 2016 by Atria Books (first published 1987) ISBN 1501117084 (ISBN13: 9781501117084) Summary: Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardenerβ€”born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all […]

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Born A Crime | Trevor Noah (Book Review)

Hardcover, 224 pages Published November 15th 2016 by Doubleday Canada ISBN 0385689225 (ISBN13: 9780385689229) Summary: Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such […]

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue (Book Review)

Hardcover, US Edition, 304 pages Published September 20th 2016 by Little, Brown and Company ISBN 0316393878 (ISBN13: 9780316393874) Summary: In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for […]

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness (Review)

Hardcover, 579 pages Published February 2011 by Viking Penguin ISBN0670022411 (ISBN13: 9780670022410) Series All Souls Trilogy #1 Summary: Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing […]

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The Girl With All The Gifts | M.R. Carey (Review)

Paperback, 460 pages Published June 19th 2014 by Orbit (first published January 14th 2014) ISBN 0356500152 (ISBN13: 9780356500157) Edition Language English Summary Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into […]

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The Royal We | Jessica Morgan & Heather Cocks (Review)

Paperback, 496 pages Published April 26th 2016 by Grand Central Publishing (first published April 7th 2015) ISBN 1455557110 (ISBN13: 9781455557110) Edition Language English Summary American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess, but it’s adventure-seeking Bex who goes […]

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner (Review)

Hardcover, 368 pages Published June 28th 2016 by Random House (first published February 25th 2016) Original Title Missing, Presumed ISBN 0812998324 (ISBN13: 9780812998320) Edition Language English Summary At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (Review)

Hardcover Special Rehearsal Edition, 330 pages Published July 31st 2016 by Little Brown UK ISBN 0751565350 (ISBN13: 9780751565355) Edition Language English Summary It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While […]

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The Light Between Oceans | M.L. Stedman (Review)

Paperback, 345 pages Published April 2nd 2013 by Scribner (first published January 1st 2012) ISBN 1451681755 (ISBN13: 9781451681758) Edition Language English Summary After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To […]

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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight (Book Review)

Paperback: 352 pages Published: April 19th 2016 by Harper Perennial (first published April 14th 2015) ISBN: 0062225472 (ISBN13: 9780062225474) Edition Language: English Summary An idyllic suburban town. A devastating discovery. Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever. At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn […]

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