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A Place for Us Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524763558
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Published: Sjp for Hogarth - June 12th, 2018

This book has it all! Family relationships, faith, love, misunderstandings. I wanted to rush through it to find out what happens to each character and yet I didn't want it to end. -Pat


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The Shadow Land Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345527875
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 13th, 2018

Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria and meet Alexandra Boyd (newly arrived from the U.S.) and her cab driver "Bobby" (also a poet and activist) as they try to locate the owners of a bag inadvertly kept by Boyd. There are plenty of twists and turns in this engrossing tale which introduces the country Bulgaria and the historical nuances of its people and politics both compassionate and evil. -Pat


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The Great Alone Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780312577230
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018

Grab this book if you want to read a story you cannot put down and do not want to end. I was transported in time and place, met a family in crisis, a community on the cusp of change, characters I wanted as friends because of their unwavering support and a landscape both beautiful and cruel. This is a story of a strong young woman. -Pat


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Pachinko is an engrossing tale of a Korean's family struggle when their daughter becomes pregnant and her lover abandons her. She marries and they move to Japan to join her new husband's family. There begins the immigrant's story of betrayal, poverty, and desire for a better life. I did not want this book to end. -Pat


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The Templars' Last Secret: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101946800
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 13th, 2017

Are you looking for a good summer mystery? Pick up Martin Walker's The Templar's Last Secret. This well plotted mystery involves a fatal accident, an ancient historical site, archeologists, secret police, and terrorists. To unwind from investigations, join Bruno, Chief of Police, as he wines and dines his friends with locally produced meals. -Pat


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Pachinko is an engrossing tale of a Korean's family struggle when their daughter becomes pregnant and her lover abandons her. She marries and they move to Japan to join her new husband's family. There begins the immigrant's story of betrayal, poverty, and desire for a better life. I did not want this book to end. -Pat


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Celine Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451493897
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

Celine is a PI specializing in missing persons and is more successful at it than the FBI. This aging investigator is tenacious, tough, smart, and wise. Celine is asked to investigate the suspicious death of a young woman's father. Celine and Pete embark on a journey that is as unexpected as their discovery. -Pat


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The Promise Girls Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781496709219
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - March 28th, 2017

"The Promise Girls will steal your heart and take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You'll wish you could move in next door to Joanie, Meg, and Avery and be their friend. This is Marie Bostwick at her very best." -Pat


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Garden of Lamentations: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #16) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062271631
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Published: William Morrow - February 7th, 2017

Escape to London with husband and wife detectives Kincaid and James in Deborah Crombie's Garden of Lamentations. You'll be engaged in the twists and turns, murder, and corrupt police as the main characters must determine who to trust. -Pat


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The Comet Seekers: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062448767
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Published: Harper - October 11th, 2016

The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick opens with Roisin, a scientist, and Francois, a chef, meeting at a research facility in Antarctica. She plans to study comets and he has signed on as the chef. We learn about their individual lives in chapters named for comets and how they feel those comets impacted their lives. There is love and loss experienced under the spellbinding beauty of the comets. -Pat


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My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812979527
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Published: Random House Trade - October 11th, 2016

"This is one of my favorite books this year. Lucy Barton is confined to a hospital bed for several weeks after an operation during which her mother visits for five days. This is Lucy Barton's story." -Pat


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The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250060266
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 27th, 2016

I enjoyed Rebanks' story of the farmer's life in the Lake District before and after it was 'discovered.' School was not an inspiring experience and yet he earned his GED and graduated from Oxford University. As young people try to leave a difficult way of life, he tries to find means to continue to stay. -Pat


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Lilac Girls Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101883075
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 5th, 2016

Lilac Girls is a page-turning, historical novel which spans WWII and covers event in Poland, Spain, and the U.S. Kelly does a fine job weaving events, and the lives of three women as their fates interconnect. I couldn't put this down. -Pat


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Britt-Marie Was Here Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501142536
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Published: Atria Books - May 3rd, 2016

Can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs (after leaving her cheating husband)? Can she survive a job as a caretaker of a soon-to-be-demolished recreation center? As a coach for the worst soccer team in Borg? An entertaining, laugh-out-loud journey. -Pat


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The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250060242
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

I enjoyed Rebanks' story of the farmer's life in the Lake District before and after it was 'discovered.' School was not an inspiring experience and yet he earned his GED and graduated from Oxford University. As young people try to leave a difficult way of life, he tries to find means to continue to stay. -Pat


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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Novels) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316206853
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Published: Mulholland Books - April 29th, 2014

Quirky charaters and multiple plots will keep you engaged. Adding a dash of humor to the mix rounds out the story. Follow up with Silkworm and Career of Evil (on sale 10.20.15) -Pat


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Shantaram Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312330538
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2005

Pat's pick!! Come in to ask her why she "couldn't put this one down."


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The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143126683
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

"I loved it!" -Pat


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The Kept: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062236654
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 6th, 2015

"I loved it!" -Pat


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Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781581572551
Availability: Special Order
Published: Countryman Press - October 6th, 2014

You just have to look at life's challenges with the right perspective like Ellen. We've all experienced some of what she writes about, but her humor and storytelling abilities will make you want to claim her as a friend. -Pat
 


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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345408778
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Published: Random House Trade - September 18th, 2012

Pat's Pick AND a Hickory Stick Book Club Selection!


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Angelica's Smile (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123767
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Published: Penguin Books - June 24th, 2014

Pat's pick!


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The Garden of Burning Sand Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781623651299
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Quercus Books - May 6th, 2014

Pat's Pick!


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Crazy Rich Asians Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345803788
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Published: Anchor Books - May 20th, 2014

Pat loved it!


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The Accident Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385348454
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 11th, 2014

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The Good House Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781250043030
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Published: Picador USA - October 1st, 2013

Pat loved it!


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The Accident Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385348454
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 11th, 2014

Pat loved it!