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The Barn

Blurb: A barn with a wooden cow’s head peeking out of the loft…Two girls bicycling on a September day in 1990…The friend they find dead in the barn…For the next thirty years, the case of Joseph Wheeler’s murder lies as cold as a New Hampshire winter. Deborah Strong has settled in the town she grew […]

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Because He Is…

Blurb: ‘Papi says it is wrong of parents to presume that they know better, or know more than their child does. They may be biologically older than their child, but in their experience as parents, they’re of the same age. So if I was his two-year-old daughter, he was my two-year-old father. And we were […]

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Foxman and the Cat Burglar

Blurb: A stagehand and an aspiring actor are drawn into a masked rivalry, never suspecting that hiding behind the mask is a familiar face. Cassandra’s life flashes before her eyes when she gets trapped in a subway door. It’s a disappointing life: she never landed the big role and she may be engaged to the […]

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The Cat with Three Passports

Blurb: A girl struggling to fit in. A homeless kitten. An unexpected job offer in an unfamiliar country that changes everything.C.J. Fentiman had a long history of escaping places and people she wasn’t fond of. But for the sake of a silver tabby, she decided to stay in Japan for a while. This decision helped her […]

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Unbound

Blurb: Unbound is a collection of some of the most significant writing by Indian women over the past two thousand years. Divided into eleven sections, it encompasses writing on various aspects of life: spirituality, love, marriage, children, food, work, social and individual identity, battles, myths and fables, travel, and death. While many of the pieces […]

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Pashu

Blurb: A fish saves the world. A horse flies across the sky. A king discovers that his beloved wife is actually a frog. Hindu mythology is full of tales in which animals play important roles. Some animals are looked upon with fear and dread, while some are worshipped along with the gods. Some shape the […]

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Slow Horses, First Grave on the Right

It’s been some time since I posted a review. Although I have been reading books, I didn’t feel like writing about them. I read the first books of two series: Slow Horses (Slough House by Mick Herron) and First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones). Blurb (Slow Horses): The first book in CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British […]

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The Checklist Manifesto

Blurb:We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚ neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the […]

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The Yellow Dinghy Cafe

Blurb: When Cybelle, Jasmine and Michaela finish high school, they go their separate ways, but the distance between them is no match for the secrets, fears and hopes that bind them together. Cybelle has a stalker, an anxiety disorder and warring parents. Jasmine studies at a regional university and her social life explodes, but the […]

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Blurb: More of Mason Currey‘s irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists–painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, […]