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Random House

The Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Thanksgiving Visitor

The Thanksgiving Visitor My annual reading of Truman Capote’s beloved story, The Thanksgiving Visitor, a tale of the spirit of giving, is my bellwether that

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Autobiography/Memoir
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New Life, No Instructions

One of the great pleasures of reading is to discover an author who knocks your socks off, not just with the first book read, but

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Biography
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Unbroken

Hillenbrand is back with another gut wrenching, heart-stopping story of stamina, resilience and survival; but unlike her earlier bestseller, “Seabiscuit,” “Unbroken” tells the story of

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Baking Cakes in Kigali
Fiction
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Baking Cakes in Kigali

BAKING CAKES IN KIGALI Kigali, and baking cakes? I could tell it was a place in Africa from its cover, but until I turned the

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Ape House

For all you Sara Gruen fans who have been patiently waiting for her first novel since Water for Elephants, wait no longer.  Ape House is

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Sweeping Up Glass

Hang on folks, here comes the best read I’ve had this year. Carolyn Wall, an Oklahoma resident who has taught creative writing to children and

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Autobiography/Memoir
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let’s take the long way home

As a book reviewer whose least favorite genre is memoir, I raise my book-holding hands in surrender to Gail Caldwell’s let’s take the long way

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Song is You

How can a novel make you feel old and nostalgically young at the same time? Pick up Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You and you’ll

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Return to Sender
Fiction
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Return to Sender

RETURN TO SENDER In Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez, popular American novelist whose cultural roots are in the Dominican Republic, has once again turned her depth of

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The Vagrants
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Vagrants

The Vagrants is Yiyun Li’s first novel. Her earlier book, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, is a collection of short stories. The praise and

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

So Brave, Young and Handsome

So Brave, Young and Handsome goes way past the streets of Laredo Leif Enger‘s long-awaited second novel., So Brave, Young and Handsome, takes the reader

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