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One Plus One (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780525426585
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books, 7/2014
Ever since I read Jojo Moyes' Me Before You (a read in one sitting book!)  I have been obsessed with reading everything she's ever written.  Her new novel is just as sweet, funny and well written as the rest. It made me appreciate the simple things and acknowledge what lengths you will go through for your children and for love!

The Blessings (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781455574032
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Published: Grand Central Publishing, 5/2014
This novel is getting alot of press and rightly so.  It is written by a University of the Arts professor of creative writing (the school my son is currently attending!) and someone who really gets the Philadelphia experience and culture.  I really enloyed this close knit family and her use of the first person in each chapter highlighting that character's part in this crazy, loving family.  Very down to earth and perfect for any locals!

The Crane Wife (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781594205477
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 1/2014
Any fan of the Decemberists (if not, you should be!) would appreciate the title of this new novel.  This book was beautifully descriptive and completely original.  I really enjoyed the relationship between the main character and his daughter and what the mysterious woman meant to them.  It very much reminded me of Neil Gaiman's work - filled with awesome fiction and fairytale at the same time.

ISBN-13: 9780307377937
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Published: Pantheon, 4/2014
If you enjoyed Julia Glass' Three Junes (a great book!) you will definately like this one.  It is almost a sequel but can still be read on its own.  It is drawn from many character's perspectives and shows how one moment can affect so many lives.  I loved how in depth we were able to see each character, the beautiful New England setting and the age old question of what a family truly is.

The Lost Wife (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780425244135
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Published: Berkley Trade, 9/2011
As usual I must have our current book club pick.  This is a perfect read for anyone who loves historical fiction and especially World War II. Filled with love and sadness, joy and horror and the ability of art to bring a common thread to all lives.

ISBN-13: 9781612386690
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Published: Avalon Travel Publishing, 9/2013
For those of us who love to travel a good guide book is a must for planning and for all the knowledge you need to make your trip as awesome as possible!  Rick Steves' London guide is perfect for this!  He made our recent trip to London easier, gave lots tips and insights, and got me truly excited about going!

My Salinger Year (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780307958006
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Published: Knopf, 6/2014
I loved this book and so looked forward to reading it every night!  Joanna Rakoff has a brilliant way of putting you right there with her - in her new job with her crazy boss, her apartment in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, and managing life on her own as a young adult in NYC.  A must read for any lover of books and those of us who find ourselves through our art.