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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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The One Man

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man by Andrew Gross– Audio Version Book Blurb: 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family were trying to flee Paris when they were caught and forced onto a train, along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family […]

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Mischling

Mischling by Affinity Komar

Mischling by Affinity Konar– 344 pages Book Blurb: Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past. Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad. It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in […]

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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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