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Fiction Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli seems to have the perfect life – a glamourous job at a woman’s magazine in New York City and a rich handsome fiancé - but beneath the glittering façade, Ani’s dark past lurks and...

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Fiction Book Review: The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk

Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls is an engaging book about contemporary Polish-American identity and an ideal book to read in honor of the library’s celebration of Polish culture this...

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Fiction Book Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests is an absorbing work of historical fiction with well-developed characters and a slow building sense of dread. The story opens in 1922 when genteel spinster Frances Wray and her...

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Fiction Book Review: Disgruntled

Disgruntled by Asali Solomon is a powerful coming of age story. Kenya Curtis is different from most of her classmates in 1980s West Philadelphia. She celebrates Kwanzaa, not Christmas, and she is not...

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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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