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THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center is the perfect read to sweep you through the chaos of the holiday season. Despite several disturbing threads, the novel brims with humor and hope, love and forgiveness. It’s unique, it’s quirky; it’s a heartwarming tale of survival with an outstanding heroine. From the first line,…

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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Technically, this isn’t a book recommendation, but I need to give a shout-out to a story that stole my heart: The Peanut Butter Falcon. A character-driven movie about kindness and generosity, acceptance and the meaning of family, The Peanut Butter Falcon is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (The cinematography, by the way,…

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ALL ABOUT EVIE

Cathy Lamb’s October 2019 release, ALL ABOUT EVIE, is gloriously eccentric and full of heart. There’s a full cast of quirky characters, lush garden settings on the San Juan Islands, a touch of woo-woo, a mystery, family secrets, suspense, an impossible romance, a few dark threads, and endless hope. All that plus scrumptious descriptions of…

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A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

How did I run errands, rake leaves, or clean the house before I discovered the joy of downloading audiobooks to my phone? (I use Libro.fm.) I’ve listened to some incredible novels in 2019, including The Silent Patient, The Huntress, Woman 99, Where the Crawdads Sing, An Anonymous Girl, and The Female of the Species, but…

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