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Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Plus Our Favorite Books of 2017

The premise of this dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel is that evolution is starting to go backwards—women are having babies of an earlier human species, often to the detriment of the mother’s life. In order to preserve the human race as they know it, the government is...
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Monday, November 20th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

What did Julia Child, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Richard Olney, Alexis Lichine and Alice B. Toklas have in common? All lived a significant time in Paris, loved cooking, eating and writing about French food and wine, and tried with varying success to earn their living doing one or all three...
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

The book is primarily about two women—Elena Richardson, an upper class mother who has lived in Shaker her entire life and adheres to an ideology of always playing by the rules; and Mia Warren, a vagabond artist and single mother with a mysterious past...
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier, Jane Morgan and Ronald Larsen

Grisham drops the reader right into the action as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original manuscripts are stolen from Princeton University’s underground vault. This story follows Mercer Mann, a novelist with money troubles and writer’s block who was recently laid off from her university teaching position...
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

After the scandal, the Congressman gets to continue his life just as before, but Aviva’s reputation is ruined—her past is revealed every time a potential employer performs a Google search of her name. Seeing no other options, Aviva...
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Friday, September 1st, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

I first encountered Felix Nadar as a character in a historical novel. I knew he was a real person, but he’s not nearly as well known here as he is in France...