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The Memory of Lavender and Sage By Aimie K. Runyan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400237258
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Published: Harper Muse - March 5th, 2024

Oh, please take me to Provence now!  Get lost under the blue skies of the south of France, and among the sights, sounds and smells of that beautiful region.  Love food, friendships, community and a little bit of magic?  You'll love this!

                                                - Polly


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The English Understand Wool (Storybook ND Series) By Helen DeWitt Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811230070
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

A gloriously clever short story that makes fun of the publishing industry and the foils of etiquette.  No spoilers here....that would be "mauvais ton"!!  Delightful, witty, bone-dry humor - I could have read many, many more pages!  Dive in and just enjoy!

                                              -  Polly


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The Secret Book of Flora Lea: A Novel By Patti Callahan Henry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668011843
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Published: Atria Books - April 2nd, 2024

A dual-timeline historical mystery based on World War 2's Operation Pied Piper.  The story centers around Hazel and Flora, two children sent as evacuees to the countryside in England at the start of the war. Flora goes missing one day on the banks of the River Thames, and is presumed drowned. 20 years later Hazel, who now works in a Rare Book Shop, receives a copy of a book that could only have been written by her sister, or someone who knows her and sets off on a quest to find Flora. A beautifully written and compelling novel about the stories that change our lives.  I couldn't put it down!

                                            -  Polly

 


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Weyward: A Novel By Emilia Hart Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250842725
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 27th, 2024

A beautifully written, well-paced novel of three unconventional and mis-treated women living in three different centuries, and their connection to each other and the natural world.  A combination of women’s fiction, historical fiction, domestic drama and magical realism, this story is full of deeply buried family secrets, nature, witchcraft, and women you root for.  Easy to read and very hard to put down – what an incredible debut novel!

Content warning for domestic abuse.

                                                                                                -  Polly

 


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The Wishing Game: A Novel By Meg Shaffer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593598856
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2024

A proper feel-good story akin to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" but with books instead of candy!  Lovable characters, riddles and games, some light romance, and lovely moments involving friendship and found family.  It will warm the cockles of your heart!

                                                                -  Polly


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The Berry Pickers: A Novel By Amanda Peters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646221950
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Published: Catapult - October 31st, 2023

A quiet but heartfelt drama about an indigenous family from Nova Scotia, whose daughter, Ruthie, disappears one summer while the family are in Maine for the summer berry picking season.  Emotional and gut-wrenching, full of secrets and, above all, love in its many strange forms.  A great read.

                                                                  -  Polly


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The Unmaking of June Farrow: A Novel By Adrienne Young Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593598672
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 17th, 2023

Another magical reality story, a genre that is becoming a favorite of mine!  This is a unique, twisty, brain-busting time travel / love story that follows the strange Farrow women (& in particular, June Farrow) and their complex family history.  Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina this is a totally immersive experience that stole my heart - WOW!!

I haven't said much about the plot deliberately as this is the sort of book that you should go into blind, with no expectations. Then hopefully it will take your breath away like it did mine!

                                                               -  Polly


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A Pocketful of Happiness: A Memoir By Richard E. Grant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668030691
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 1st, 2023

Best memoir I've read in a long time.  Will make you laugh at his showbiz antics and cry at the incredibly moving account of the death of his beloved wife, Joan.  Theirs was a love story for the ages and this book is beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time.  Love REG - will always be a fan.

                                                    - Polly


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Varina Palladino's Jersey Italian Love Story: A Novel By Terri-Lynne DeFino Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063228443
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2024

The Palladinos are a big, loud, intense, but always loving Italian family.  At the center of the family and the story is Varina, a lively widow who runs the local New Jersey Italian grocery store and who cares for her 92 year old mother.  She has no time for love, and no interest either, despite the machinations of her mother and daughter who think it's high time she had a man around the house.  A very funny ode to families and love stories everywhere.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                                - Polly


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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Read with Jenna Pick By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

Another character-driven, endearing and beautifully told story.  Set in the Pacific Northwest, it stars 3 humans (Tova, Ethan & Cameron) and a giant octopus, Marcellus, all trying to solve a mystery.  The only one who has figured it out is Marcellus and now he just has to try and help the others piece it all together!  Delightful!

                                              - Polly


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The Collected Regrets of Clover: A Novel By Mikki Brammer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250284396
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 9th, 2023

Ever heard of a death doula?  I hadn't so I was intrigued by Clover's job, helping people die with dignity and peace and, most importantly, not alone.  A real loner herself Clover eventually learns that "the secret of a beautiful death is to live a beautiful life".  It sounds like it should be a dark and sad book, but it's so not that.  It's a heartwarming, moving, uplifting and thought provoking story about embracing life and all that it has to offer.  Well worth a read!

                                                   - Polly


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Crow Mary: A Novel By Kathleen Grissom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476748474
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Published: Atria Books - June 6th, 2023

Inspired by true events, this is a well researched and beautifully told story of Goes First, a young courageous Crow Indian girl who, at age 16, marries a white fur trader in Montana.  I didn't know a lot about indigenous people or tribes so found this really interesting and came away with a much better understanding of them and the wrongs committed against them.  Very moving and powerful historical fiction which will remain with me for a long time.  Please read it, you won't regret it. 

                                                 - Polly


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Good & Sweet: A New Way to Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients: A Baking Book By Brian Levy, Amy Chaplin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Brian Levy, Amy Chaplin (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780593330463
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Published: Avery - July 26th, 2022

If you're trying to eat more healthily and avoid refined sugars but have a sweet tooth (like me!) this is the book for you!!

Truly delicious recipes that you can enjoy and feel virtuous about eating!!  Mmmm......

                                                         - Polly


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Little Monsters By Adrienne Brodeur Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982198107
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 27th, 2023

Told from multiple points of view, this is the story of the Gardner family, who live on glorious Cape Cod.  The beautiful setting, complicated family dynamics, and untold secrets had me hooked right from the start, and I couldn't wait to see how it played out at the end.  A real page-turner with flawed but very real characters, it didn't disappoint.  I really enjoyed it!

                                                  - Polly


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The House in the Cerulean Sea (Cerulean Chronicles #1) By TJ Klune Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Why did it take me so long to read this lovely book?  Fantasy is not my typical genre and when I describe the story to people I laugh to myself because it absolutely sounds like a book I would never read BUT I absolutely loved it and you will too!  A beautiful big warm hug of a book!  Go on, take a chance....you'll be glad you did!

                                                       -  Polly


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

I loved Elizabeth Zott!  She's a quirkly, dynamic, headstrong heroine who is, above all else, a brilliant chemist. She struggles to be taken seriously but refuses to bow to the expectations and societal norms for women in the sixties. The story is funny, profound, entertaining, brazenly feminist, and Elizabeth has the BEST dog ever, Six-Thirty!  You don't want to miss this wonderful debut novel!

                                          - Polly


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The Circus Train By Amita Parikh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593539989
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 6th, 2022

I got so absorbed in this book!  The circus, magic, a love story and a courageous heroine to boot....what's not to love?  Although this is historical fiction set pre- and post-WWII, this is a creative and unique story, and a nice, easy and captivating read.

                                                 - Polly


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Shrines of Gaiety: A Novel By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593466322
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Published: Anchor - May 2nd, 2023

Set in the nightclubs of London during the "Roaring Twenties", this is a cracking novel!  The story jumps about a bit at the beginning, but the large cast of colorful characters are so vividly portrayed (with witty dialogue) that they keep you hooked and the story soon becomes clear.  A fun, mysterious and entertaining story to get immersed in.

                                                  - Polly


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The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593315088
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Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2023

Maggie O'Farrell does it again!  This time her story is all about the young duchess, Lucrezia de'Medici, in Renaissance Italy.  I love her historical details - they really bring the story to life.  It's all power, politics, and a vibrant heroine.  All topped off with a surprising twist at the end!

                                                           - Polly


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The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances By Matt Cain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496737755
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - May 31st, 2022

Oh my goodness, how much do I love Albert, a 65 year old postman in Lancashire, England?  Well....a little bit more than I did yesterday and a little bit less than I will tomorrow.  Such a lovely, funny, sad but uplifting book that will warm the cockles of your heart, and prove that it's never too late to turn your life around.  A story about hope, love, courage and standing up for yourself, it made me laugh out loud and cry real tears too!  Loved every single thing about this book, it's a definite must-read!

                                                     - Polly


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The It Girl By Ruth Ware Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982155261
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 12th, 2022

Six friends at the exclusive Pelham College in Oxford and a murder.  Told in dual timelines (10 years ago at college and the present day) this is dark, compelling, and riveting.  A true character driven whodunnit full of twists and red herrings.  I thought I knew the culprit but I was so wrong!!  Great as an audio book from Libro.fm too!

                                                       - Polly


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Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting: A Novel By Clare Pooley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984878663
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Published: Penguin Books - August 8th, 2023

The second rule of commuting - never talk to strangers on the train.  Meet Iona, Piers, Sanjay & Emmie - 4 commuters who share the same train every day but never speak, until one day Piers starts to choke on a grape and Sanjay intervenes and saves his life.  Thus begins a very special friendship between these four and a few others who share the same carriage.

This is a charming, endearing story full of quirky, wonderful characters (Clare Pooley writes them so brilliantly) that will make you smile.  It's a delightful, easy and unputdownable read, and I aspire to be more like Iona!

                                                                     - Polly


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I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984836045
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Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

Sepetys is brilliant at bringing lesser known history alive! This story is set in Romania towards the end of the Ceausescu regime, and is a stark and relevant reminder that historical atrocities are often very recent (1989 is yesterday to me).  A well researched, heartbreaking, eye-opening, and humbling story of 17 year old Cristian who is blackmailed into becoming an informer.  This is marketed as a YA title but please, please don't let that stop you from reading an amazing book. 

                                                        - Polly


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Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions By Rebecca Lindamood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624149047
Published: Page Street Publishing - December 17th, 2019

If you're a novice breadmaker, like me, you need (no pun intended!) this book!!  Everything I've made has worked perfectly, been easy and totally delicious!  And our home smells amazing on baking day!  I love, love this book!

                                   -  Polly


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Miss Eliza's English Kitchen: A Novel of Victorian Cookery and Friendship By Annabel Abbs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063066465
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 16th, 2021

If you're a cook (or just love food!) and enjoy historical fiction this book is for you.  Set in England in the early 1800s, this story is based on the real life of Eliza Acton , the author of the first modern cookbook, assisted by her fictional servant Ann Kirby.  A tale of two women from very different backgrounds who form a great friendship based on their love of good food!

                                              - Polly


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The Maid: A Novel (Molly the Maid #1) By Nita Prose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593356173
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

If you like quirky heroines (think Eleanor Oliphant) you'll love Molly The Maid.  She's socially awkward and a little odd but the best maid out there!  A light and humorous mystery about what happens when Molly finds a dead body in one of the hotel rooms she is cleaning.  Totally heartwarming and hard to put down!

                                                          - Polly


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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel By Rebecca Starford Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063037908
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Published: Ecco - April 12th, 2022

Historical fiction about the early days of World War II, and bright young Evelyn Varley who gets recruited to MI5 in London.  Based on real people and events it's a great depiction of the world of espionage and the sacrifices and consequences one faced by being part of the spy network.  Interesting author's notes at the end too!

                                                        -  Polly


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Sunflower Sisters: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) By Martha Hall Kelly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524796426
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 28th, 2021

Martha Hall Kelly knocks it out of the park again!  Set against the backdrop of the Civil War this story introduces us to more real-life women of the Woolsey/Ferriday family.  Told from three different points of view (a Union nurse, a slave girl, and a female plantation owner-turned-spy) each story merges together beautifully.  If you enjoyed Lilac Girls and Lost Roses you'll love this one, although you don't need to have read them as each novel stands up very well on its own.  Great historical fiction!

                                             -  Polly


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The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman By Julietta Henderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778311867
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Published: Mira Books - March 29th, 2022

My new absolute all time favorite book!! Quite simply the loveliest, most heartwarming, uplifting, feel good and funniest book I’ve read in a very long time. Norman, Sadie & Leonard will stick with me for a long while to come.

                                                                       - Polly


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The Book of Longings: A Novel By Sue Monk Kidd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143111399
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Published: Penguin Books - March 23rd, 2021

A unique and compelling story centered around the fictional wife of Jesus...Ana, a young woman desperate to have a voice and control of her own life.  I loved the familiarity of the biblical references too.  Did not want it to end!

                       - Polly


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Anxious People: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160844
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Published: Atria Books - July 6th, 2021

Fredrik Backman at his best!  He creates such wonderful characters and has a superb understanding of the human psyche.  Definitely a story for now - we're all searching for something, doing the best we can and living our lives the only way we know how, even if it does make us "idiots"!  This book brings out all the feels - read it now!

                                                                         - Polly


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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984880987
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

A perfect book to cozy up to by the fire, especially while it's cold and dark outside.  Terrific light read!  Great fun with lots of humor, warmth and charm, and quirky, improbable elderly folks "helping" the police solve a crime that happened on their doorstep.  I want to live in a retirement home like this one when that time comes!!

                                                                                               - Polly


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The Jane Austen Society: A Novel By Natalie Jenner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250797179
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 6th, 2021

From a tiny English village to glittering Hollywood in the 1940s this story shines a light on just how broad Jane Austen's fan base is.  This novel is full of interesting characters (most of them endearing) and references to many of Austen's stories.  You don't have to be a Jane Austen fan to enjoy this book but it may make you want to read more of her work afterwards!

     - Polly


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Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

We all know about Shakespeare's work but how much do we know about his life?  I, for one, knew very little which is the best way to go into this book.  I found it fascinating and so beautifully written, sad but utterly captivating.  This is a real gem!

          - Polly


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If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers By Hannah Brencher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476784106
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Published: Howard Books - April 19th, 2016

For anyone, or the parents of anyone, struggling to find their way in the world. Read this book and understand that anything can happen and you don't have to have it all figured out right now. A very uplifting take-a-leap-of-faith kind of book that I cried and laughed through, but most of all totally connected with. Well worth the read! -Polly


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The Stationery Shop By Marjan Kamali Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982107499
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Published: Gallery Books - February 11th, 2020

Sometimes fate is cruel, but true love will always endure. A beautiful and enthralling love story set against the political upheaval of iran in 1953 and present day New England. Unputdownable! -Polly


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Twenty-one Truths About Love: A Novel By Matthew Dicks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250782939
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2nd, 2021

Loved this!! I connected with Dan on so many levels (especially the bookstore bits) and sobbed at his lessons for Cassidy at the end (I made my daughter read them too!). What a funny, captivating, and utterly relatable book. Read it now! -Polly


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This Tender Land: A Novel By William Kent Krueger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476749303
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Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

Oh my goodness... I loved this book and so didn't want it to end. I came to care about these four children so much, and what family, love, friendship, and most of all, home meant to them. Beautifully written with the feel of a modern classic, it's an epic story! -Polly


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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill By Abbi Waxman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451491879
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Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

I loved spending time wiht this quirky bookworm! A light, entertaining read for anyone who would pick time on the couch with a good book over everything else! -Polly


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The Authenticity Project: A Novel By Clare Pooley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984878632
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2020

How well do you know your neighbors? Your friends?  When was the last time you shared a deep truth about yourself?  This is the premise of this lovely, community feel-good story with endearing characters, a notebook, and unlikely friendships.  What's not to like?  Utterly endearing!    - Polly


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The Editor By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537984
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 30th, 2020

A delightfully funny and, in the end, poignant story of a son and the fragile relationship he has with his mother. Featuring the inimitable Jackie Kennedy Onassis!! Have the tissues ready - you'll need them! -Polly


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Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters By Mark Dunn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385722438
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Published: Vintage - September 17th, 2002

An oldie but a goodie! If you like writing and words you will love this linguistic tour de force of a novel all centered around the immortal phrase "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."

A very, very clever read! -Polly


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Before We Were Yours: A Novel By Lisa Wingate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425284704
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 21st, 2019

Although this is fiction, the story is based on horrifying and true events in the 1930s Memphis at the Tennessee Children's Home Society run by Georgia Tanu (a real person). Two stories (past and present) focusin on one fictional family forever changed by the actions of this dreadful woman. Heart-rending - I was shocked when I found it was baed on fact. Well worth the read. -Polly


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Ghosted: A Novel By Rosie Walsh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525522799
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Published: Penguin Books - May 28th, 2019

I loved this! It took a while to take off, but stick with it. An emotional love story about loss and second chances, with secrets and plot twists you won't see coming. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, I was wrong! If you want a captivating distraction, this is the book you want. -Polly


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Wonder By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

This book is essentially aimed at tweens, but in my opinon, everyone should read it! It's the first book I've read from start to fnish in one sitting for a very long time. It touched me very much and made me laugh, cry, and wish I'd had a teacher like Mr Brown. Simply but beautifully written, and passes along a true lesson in compassion, acceptance, and understanding. -Polly


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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Gail Honeyman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Eleanor has no filter - she is blunt... very blunt! She is the very definition of socially awkward. She exists by strict routine but doesn't "live." After she strikes up an unlikely friendship at work, slowly the underlying dark mystery of her traumatic past is revealed. Quirky characters and a plot where kindness wins the day makes a great read! -Polly


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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

A young French girl, Addie, makes a deal with the darkness in 1714.  This is the story of her extraordinary life, spanning over 300 years, during which time she is remembered by no one.  Then one day she meets Henry who utters those three magical words "I remember you".  Magical, beautiful, hearbreaking - loved it!

                                                                           Polly


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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Jeanine Cummins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250209788
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

It took me a while to actually pick up this book to read after all the hype and controversy surrounding it, but I am so glad I did.  An extraordinary, heart-stopping, page-turner of a NOVEL.  It had me on the edge of my seat constantly.  It is heartbreaking and thrilling at the same time. The opening chapter is horrifying but the need to follow the story of these characters and to find out what happens to them is compelling.  One of the best books I've read this year.            - Polly


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The Fountains of Silence By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142423639
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Published: Philomel Books - September 29th, 2020

This story is set in post civil war Spain during the dictatorship of General Franco.  I was transported to sun-drenched Madrid in 1957, as the story, told by two young protagonists from drastically different backgrounds, unfolds.  This is very well written, informative historical fiction that will appeal to both teens and adults.  I loved it!               - Polly


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

Get ready to cry from laughter but also for the beautiful and tender family interactions in this wonderful book that will fill your heart.  I thought it was going to be a light and fluffy read, and to a certain extent it is, but there is a whole lot of depth to it as well.  A perfect read and exactly what I'd hoped for.  I loved his other books (Lily & The Octopus, The Editor) but this is truly my favorite!

                           - Polly