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Fiction Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a compelling psychological thriller full of twists you never see coming. Lily and Ted meet at an airport bar and strike up a conversation. Freed by the...

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Fiction Book Review: A Touch of Stardust

A Touch of Stardust is a fun behind the scenes look at Hollywood in the 1930s. Julie Crawford is an ambitious Smith grad who is newly arrived in Hollywood to pursue her dream of being a screenwriter...

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Fiction Book Review: Vanessa and Her Sister

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar is an evocative historical fiction novel about the charged relationship between Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Set in the early adulthood of the sisters (1905...

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Fiction Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven is a dazzling work of literary fiction. The novel opens with the death of Arthur Leander, a Hollywood actor, who dies onstage during a production of King Lear in Toronto. A few hours...

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Non-Fiction Book Review: The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

Perlstein’s latest doorstopper is an authoritative account of the rise of the conservative right during the mid-1970s. The subtitle of the book sums up its focus: the fall of Richard Nixon and the...

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Books Recommended at Tea on Tuesday

Members of the Tea on Tuesday group discussed these books at their recent meetings. Click on the titles to link to the Library catalog for more information. Many of these books are available in large...

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Fiction Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Set in the late 1970s in small town Ohio, Everything I Never Told You is a masterful account of family dynamics. The Lee family sticks out in their small college town; the father James, is Chinese-...

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Fiction Book Review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Atlanta in the 1970s was very different from the city most people know today. Still heavily segregated, the institutions that ran the town were only taking small steps to becoming inclusive. The...

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Fiction Book Review: The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

The Year She Left Us is a moving story about family and identity. The Kong family is composed of strong, fierce women: Gran the matriarch who left China during the Chinese Civil War; her successful...

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Fiction Review: Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Family Life by Akhil Sharma is a deceptively simple novel. On the surface the novel traces the life of an Indian family in American and the tragedy that befalls them but it is also a profoundly...

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