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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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The Bear

The Bear  by Claire Cameron – 208 pages ARC from Little, Brown and Company Book Blurb: While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, 300 pounds of fury, is attacking the family’s campsite, pouncing on her parents […]

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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper – 339 pages Book Blurb: The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family-including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister-have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. […]

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