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Summary and book reviews of Us by David Nicholls

Details: Book Summary. A compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a

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The Innocent by Harlan Coben: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. A twisting, turning, emotionally charged story, and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave us. Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death.

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Summary and book reviews of The North Water by Ian McGuire

Details: Book Summary. A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the …

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Gone For Good by Harlan Coben: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. Gone for Good is at once a powerhouse of suspense and a haunting tale of love--the love between brothers, between lovers, between family members. It is one of those rare thrillers that not only makes the pulse pound, but stirs the heart as well. Harlan Coben earned the raves of critics everywhere for his New York Times bestselling

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Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett: Summary and reviews

Details: Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to …

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Summary and reviews of The Book of Woe by Gary Greenberg

Details: The Book of Woe is a profound, and profoundly entertaining, riff on malady, power, and truth. This book is for those of us (i.e., all of us) who've ever wondered what it means, and what's at stake, when we try to distinguish the suffering of the ill from the suffering of the human." - Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of A Sense of Direction.

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Summary and book reviews of Tis by Frank McCourt

Details: Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the

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Summary and book reviews of Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

Details: Book Summary. Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself. For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen.

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The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs - a classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it's also a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys.

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Rules of Civility : Book summary and reviews of Rules of

Details: Book Summary. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through

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The Highway : Book summary and reviews of The Highway by C

Details: Book Summary. When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls - and their car - simply vanish. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of

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Summary and book reviews of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Details: Book Summary. A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, for readers of The Kite Runner and Cutting for Stone. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame

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The Brutal Telling : Book summary and reviews of The

Details: Book Summary. Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier’s Bistro - including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, …

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Summary and reviews of The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle

Details: Book Summary. It’s 1498, the dawn of the Renaissance, and Venice is teeming with rumors about an ancient book thought to hold dangerous secrets. Powerful men will stop at nothing to get it, and those who have it will die to protect it. Luciano, a street orphan who survives by his wits, is taken into the kitchen of the doge’s palace to be

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The Giver by Lois Lowry: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

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Madness : Book summary and reviews of Madness by Marya

Details: An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights. When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life.At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form

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Breathless : Book summary and reviews of Breathless by

Details: Book Summary. Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the thirty-five-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There’s little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world.

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The Woods : Book summary and reviews of The Woods by

Details: Book Summary. Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of

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White Teeth by Zadie Smith: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. Epic and intimate, hilarious and poignant - the story of two North London families - one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. On New Year's morning, 1975, Archie Jones sits in his car on a London road and waits for the exhaust fumes to fill his Cavalier Musketeer station wagon.

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The Grace of Silence : Book summary and reviews of The

Details: Book Summary. In the wake of talk of a "postracial" America upon Barack Obama's ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio's flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about "the hidden conversation" on race that is unfolding nationwide.

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Reading Guides by Title starting with 'A'

Details: The Absolutist : A Novel. by John Boyne. Paperback: Jul 2012. The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of …

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The Book of Salt by Monique Truong: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. Set in Paris during the 1930s this intricate, compelling and witty novel weaves in historical characters with remarkable originality — an inspired feast of storytelling riches. In Paris, 1934, Bình has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America.

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The Paris Library : Book summary and reviews of The Paris

Details: This book is about friendship, the love of books and libraries, regrets, giving advice, and forgiveness. Ms. Skeslien Charles' research is impeccable. 4/5 This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Fly Away : Book summary and reviews of Fly Away by Kristin

Details: Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter Garden, Night Road, and Firefly Lane. Her novel, The Nightingale, has been published in 43 languages and is currently in movie production at TriStar Pictures, which also optioned her novel, The Great Alone.

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Billy Summers : Book summary and reviews of Billy Summers

Details: From legendary storyteller and #1 bestseller Stephen King, whose "restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained," (The New York Times Book Review) comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr: Summary and reviews

Details: Book Summary. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a …

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead: Summary and reviews

Details: Harlem Shuffle 's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem. But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and

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Summary and book reviews of The Dictionary of Lost Words

Details: Book Summary. In this remarkable debut based on actual events, as a team of male scholars compiles the first Oxford English Dictionary, the daughter of one …

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Reading Guides by Title starting with 'S'

Details: Saint X. by Alexis Schaitkin. Hardcover: Feb 2020. Paperback: May 2021. Hailed as a "marvel of a book" and "brilliant and unflinching," Alexis Schaitkin's stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

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Information & Advice for Book Clubs/Reading Groups

Details: Reading Guides for Book Clubs. BookBrowse recommends books for book clubs by a variety of categories and themes; and we provide a reading guide and excerpt for each book. Find books by: We have many more resources for book clubs, including advice on starting and running a book club, online book club discussion, and more.

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Cathedral of the Sea : Book summary and reviews of

Details: The book was a little slow at first, but the history of Barcelona, the building of the church, and the way people lived and were ruled was fascinating. It also makes one glad to not be living during that era. It is a long book, but it gets better so don't give up. I enjoyed the …

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Details: Book Club Advice. These pages include everything you need to start and run a successful and fun book club, including the critical steps you need to take to get your new book club off to a successful start, how to choose books that will stimulate discussion, and trouble …

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Interviews with book clubs

Details: The Bookies. Joan Kingsley tells us about The Bookies, a book club she formed at the First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York. The group welcomes anyone to participate and enhances their wide variety of book choices with food. Elisabeth Cook interviews Joan: Hi, Joan! So, you started The Bookies at your church back in 1998.

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