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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – 346 pages Book Blurb: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky […]

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Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – 305 pages Book Blurb: Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with […]

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Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Katheen Grissom – 370 pages Book Blurb: This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, […]

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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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The Orphan Keeper

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright– 432 pages ARC from NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Book Blurb: Seven-year-old Chellamuthu’s life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak […]

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Cruel Beautiful World

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt – 354 pages ARC from Algonquin Publishing Book Blurb: It’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As […]

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