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The Lost Sisterhood (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780345536228
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Published: Ballantine Books, 3/2014


 The first book I read by this author was Juliet. I loved that book and The Lost Sisterhood did not disappoint. In this second book, as in her first, Fontier writes of people and historical events from the past linking them to characters in the present. I'm fascinated by her imagination!




ISBN-13: 9780306822377
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Published: Da Capo Press, 5/2014

 This book made me want to be a better person!


The Spinning Heart (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781586422240
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Published: Steerforth, 3/2014

 I love to get carried away to another country, another culture, another way of thinking. In the weaving of this story, I lost myself in the charming Irish brogue and the rhythm of the storytelling. But there is a serious story here, not to be missed.



The Other Story (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781250045133
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Published: St. Martin's Press, 4/2014

In The Other Story, the author of Sarah's Key once again delves into the long ago family history of her characters. In the beginning, it was not easy for me to like the main character, Nicholas, who is an author. But I found his story intriguing. One of the things I love about the bookshop is getting to meet authors that graciously come to our store for book signings. I wish this fictional author could stop in for a visit! I'd love to meet him!!


Life Drawing (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781400068562
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Published: Random House, 3/2014

 This book is true drama and caught my attention for its Bucks County-like setting. I could imagine the scenes unfolding in the local countryside as the relationships of the artistic characters were revealed in painful honesty. Touching read.


ISBN-13: 9780375867828
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Published: Schwartz & Wade, 7/2014

 I've been interested in the Czar Nicholas and this royal family for many years. I love reading any articles and books on the topic I can find. This book is different from others I've read in the way it presents information.  Every other chapter shares the plight of the Russian peasants. An interesting juxtaposition.  This  true story continues to fascinate me and, as always, leaves me guessing.


My Salinger Year (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780307958006
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Published: Knopf, 6/2014

 I've been wanting to read more classical literature and thought this would get me going. This book is not a classic, but a new book with a classical author making guest appearances as himself throughout the novel. The more I learn about the publishing business, the more I realize I still have to learn. But I loved reading this novel and getting a feel for what it might be like to work as an agent in the book publishing world. Now I'm going to read a couple of JD Salinger's books....I think I'll start with Franny and Zooey!