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  • The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

    Andrew Sean Greer

    This exquisitely rendered novel captures one character in three distinct and historically significant periods: the flu epidemic of 1918, the wartime world of 1945, and the full-blown AIDS terror of 1985. Greer manages to achieve the near impossible himself in making Greta believable in all three. She suffers and learns in each circumstance, though her hard-won accumulated knowledge is of little help in solving the essential riddle that is life. Still, hers is a grand and brave journey that will not soon be forgotten.

    ~Marion

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  • The Guts

    Roddy Doyle

    Jimmy Rabbitte is back - older, wiser, and still hustling.  He is a man who loves family and laughter and music.  Rock festivals in Ireland?  Roddy Doyle is always a pleasure!

    ~Frayda

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  • You Should Have Known

    Jean Hanff Korelitz

    If you’ve ever felt smug about your own successful marriage, and pitied those poor souls whose relationships are far from blissful, beware! This compulsively readable novel may put a sock in your schadenfreude, and have you checking up on your loved one a little more closely.

    ~Molly

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  • Counting by 7s

    Holly Goldberg Sloan

    Realistic fiction with a great voice, Counting by 7s is perfect for fans of When You Reach Me, Wonder, or Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. It’s about resilience when all the worst possible things happen. But that sounds depressing, and this isn’t. It’s about coming together, and looking out for each other. And it’s also about botany! Read it and enjoy.

    ~Ariel

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  • Dirty Love

    Andre Dubus III

    The title says it all.  Four linked stories of love besmirched by betrayal and disappointment.  Together they depict the dark side of desire, along with a chance of redemption.

    ~Molly

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