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Graduation Gifts

Graduation Gifts

Here’s a great list of fabulous books for both High School and College graduates. I love giving a helpful book and a gift card for gas or fast food. These books range from humorous to emotional to very helpful; there is something for everyone. Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders Adulting: How […]

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Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts 2017

  This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen Lucky Boy by Shanthi Shekaran Mothers And Other Strangers by Gina Sorell  After The Fall by […]

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The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor– 336 pages ARC from author Book Blurb: Austria, 1938.  Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, his beloved teacher’s fiery daughter, and with the Austrian […]

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The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See– 384 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the […]

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All The Best People

All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg

All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg – 368 pages Book Blurb: Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family’s auto shop and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else. […]

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The Mother's Promise

The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth

The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth– 368 pages ARC courtesy of Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press Book Blurb: Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two all their lives. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak […]

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The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky – 324 pages Book Blurb: 1939 in Vienna, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England.  Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken […]

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