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Book Review: Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

Title: Steal the North Author: Heather Brittain Bergstrom Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Viking Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 315 First line: Until the summer I was sixteen and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Frangipani Hotel – Stories by Violet Kupersmith

Title: The Frangipani Hotel: Stories Author: Violet Kupersmith Genre: Magical realism, short stories Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 256 Goodreads … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Title: State of Wonder Author: Ann Patchett Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Harper Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Number of pages: 353 First line: The news of Anders Eckman’s death came … Continue reading

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Book Review: White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse

Title: White Dog Fell From the Sky Author: Eleanor Park Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 352 First line: The hearse pulled onto a scrubby … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Title: The Complete Stories Author: Flannery O’Connor Genre: Short stories, literary fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 576 pages First line: Old Dudley folded into the chair he was gradually … Continue reading

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Book Review: Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Title: Perfect Author: Rachel Joyce Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Random House Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 400 First line: In 1972, two seconds … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards; The Diviners by Libba Bray; and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

Title: The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories Author: Kim Edwards Genre: Short stories Publisher: Penguin Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: First line: My father was a man … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Title: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Author: Maggie O’Farrell Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Harcourt, Inc. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Let us begin with two girls at … Continue reading

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