Book Review: Left from the Nameless Shop by Adithi Rao

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A boy communes with the gods by talking to a pillar. The 'hibiscus girl' has her head in the clouds and feet gently planted in her husband's home. Two women, married to the same man, find a strange camaraderie binding them together. The whole town gathers to save the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper's …

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Emma by Jane Austen|A complex society, a clueless protagonist and an unexpected proposal|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Emma Woodhouse, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, thinks a little too highly of herself and entertains herself by meddling in the affairs of others. She is blind to her own feelings and dangerously insensitive to the feeling of others. The results are not always to her liking. …

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e-ARC Review: The Last by Hanna Jameson|A nuclear apocalypse, a murder, and a haunted hotel|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Breaking: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington Breaking: London hit, thousands feared dead Breaking: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilization, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his …

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Forever by Judy Blume|January BOTM- Banned Book Club|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love. It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she …

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The Passenger by Lisa Lutz|A runaway, a crime in the past and a betrayal|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Tanya DuBois doesn’t exist. At least not after an accident leaves her husband dead and thrusts her into the uncomfortably familiar position of Suspect No. 1. She has only one choice: Run. As “Tanya” watches her life recede in the rearview mirror, we realize she was never real to begin with. And …

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The Greek Escape by Karen Swan|An escapade to a breathtaking location|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A scorching and sensational summer novel from the Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair. Set between the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, The Greek Escape will leave you breathless as each twist unfolds. Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a …

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Pulse by Michael Harvey|A thriller involving manipulation and entanglement|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesn't know he's …

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