Week of 16 Apr 2017
The Black Book

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The Black Book

by James Patterson

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Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women’s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling.
Kirkus

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by Liane Moriarty

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
"A Man Called Ove" is a tale of a sourpuss who is trying to commit suicide - hardly the theme for a delightful story. Backman's debut novel, though, is truly an amusing and entertaining novel.
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A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

The Obsession
Romance queen Roberts entices readers with a winning tale...Sizzling romance, affable characters, and enticing suspense make this a read to be savored.
Publishers Weekly


The Obsession

by Nora Roberts

Say I'm Yours

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Say I'm Yours

by Corinne Michaels

Lilac Girls: A Novel
Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.
Publishers Weekly


Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly

THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Atwood, to her credit, creates a chillingly specific, imaginable night-mare. The book is short on characterization--this is Atwood, never a warm writer, at her steeliest--and long on cynicism--it's got none of the human credibility of a work such as Walker Percy's Love In The Ruins. But the scariness is visceral...
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THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Margaret Atwood

Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel)

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Vicious Circle

by C. J. Box

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
The Shack is predictable. By the time you read the first 30 pages, you know how it's going to end. That said, it's an easy read, and Young tells a tight, well-constructed story that holds your interest. He really should have edited out the hokey walking on water scenes with Jesus, though.
Blog Critics

The Shack

by William P. Young

Immortal Unchained: An Argeneau Novel

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Immortal Unchained

by Lynsay Sands

Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Natchez Burning)

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Mississippi Blood

by Greg Iles

milk and honey
This book is perfect for getting you through any breakup. Some poems hit you with the power of two lines, while others need two pages to sink in.
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milk and honey

by rupi kaur

It
Maybe it's finally time to revisit this old haunt, to reassure myself that It is still as sleek, scary and rambunctiously entertaining as I remember.
Guardian


It

by Stephen King

Forever a Hero: A Western Romance Novel (The Carsons of Mustang Creek)

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Forever a Hero

by Linda Lael Miller

a dog's purpose
... a first novel that follows the spiritual journey of a dog through four incarnations. Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays with Morrie.
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a dog's purpose

by W. Bruce Cameron