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That’s Hollywood

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian is a fictional novel with a lot of action. Set in California during the McCarthy era, its main character Roxanne goes against many 1950’s conventions by opening her own agency for aspiring Hollywood screenwriters. … Continue reading

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U-Turn

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout was a sequel novel I looked forward to with great anticipation. Unfortunately, it left me feeling disgusted. I say this because this short story collection includes some content about the prickly Olive Kitterage, but it … Continue reading

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A New Mix

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg is the second in her series about the small town folks who reside in Manson Missouri. If you’ve read the first novel about Arthur Truluv, I am fairly certain you will enjoy this book … Continue reading

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Under New Management

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry is an enjoyable novel about a young woman named Emilia Nightingale who inherits her father’s bookshop in a quaint English village upon his death. Emilia’s enthusiasm for keeping the store … Continue reading

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Wailing Saxophone

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub is a book I never would have read had it not been among the discarded pile at our library. As a lover of jazz, the title and book jacket intrigued me, so I brought … Continue reading

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Erasing History

The Peacock Emporium is a novel by Jojo Moyes written in 2005. It is the story of a young woman in her thirties named Suzanna who is dissatisfied with her life. She is married, but has no desire to have … Continue reading

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Recompense

Talk to Me by John Kenney is a 2019 novel about a 59-year-old television anchorman named Ted Grayson who, while having a bad day, is caught on video verbally berating a hairdresser on-set. The clip goes viral and heads roll. … Continue reading

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