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Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen– 448 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a […]

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My Fat Dad: A Memoir

My Fat Dad: A Memoir by Dawn Lerman

My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love and Family by Dawn Lerman – 336 pages Book Blurb: Dawn Lerman spent her childhood constantly hungry. She craved good food as her father, 450 pounds at his heaviest, pursued endless fad diets, from Atkins to Pritikin to all sorts of freeze-dried, saccharin-laced concoctions, and insisted the […]

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Commonwealth

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – 336 pages Book Blurb: One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter […]

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Karolina's Twins

Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson – 320 pages ARC from St. Martins Press and Ronald H. Balson Book Blurb: Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s […]

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It's. Nice. Outside.

It’s. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris

It’s. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris- 320 pages Book Blurb:   Meet John Nichols. He’s fifty-something years old, an ex-basketball player, ex-author, ex-philanderer, ex-husband, ex-high school English teacher. And he’s the father of three: two overachieving adult daughters and 19-year-old Ethan, who will never be an adult. John’s older daughter is getting married, and as […]

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