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  • #4448
    Anne
    Anne
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    I will add these to the list:

     

    I loved Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez. True story about an American hairdresser who went to war torn Afghanistan and started a beauty School.

    When Deborah returned to the US she felt lost and ended up moving to Mexico. I am reading her memoir of that entitled, Margarita Wednesdays.

    Another favorite book that I just found at a yard sale, “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. Twin brothers in Ethiopia  orphaned by the mother’s death (Indian nun) and father’s disappearance (British surgeon) coming of age.

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  • #4451
    Anne
    Anne
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    Here is the previous  list

    Beach books

  • #4467

    Kern
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    Thanks for the update.  Loved reading Cutting for Stone – amazing characters.  Keep the recommendations coming!

  • #4481
    Anne
    Anne
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    All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr  “a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.”

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do,

    Me Before You by Jojo Moyes  You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel 

    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Psychological thriller

    Come Rain Come Shine by Jan Karon The most recent in the Mitford Series

     

  • #4921
    Anne
    Anne
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    Pool day today. Sun felt great on my face!! Started

    Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. Outstanding writing. Allende wrote a number of best-selling books

  • #5337
    Anne
    Anne
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    For those of you who enjoy the Karon books in the Mitford Series, you’ll enjoy Come Ran Come Shine. All the characters come together for Dooley & Lace’s wedding.

  • #5399
    Anne
    Anne
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    Very fun, lightweight read. The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel.

    A successful Manhattan attorney has it all except a date! Her challenges in finding a date.

    I sent this to my daughter who lives in New York and she just shook her head but she read it!

     

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  • #6137
    Anne
    Anne
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    Today I read My Name is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

    Very quick read about mother/daughter relationships.  Good but not exceptional.

    I have started to re-read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Love this book about a couple who immigrates from India to Cambridge, Mass.

    Lahiri has a new book which I started reading but not as good.

    Please post your beach books. Always looking.

     

     

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  • #6197
    Anne
    Anne
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    For Maeve Binchy fans, there is a new book of her short stories. I prefer novels but these stories are full of the Binchy colorful characters. I miss her!

    A Few of the Girls

     

  • #6199
    Anne
    Anne
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    Karen also suggests these. All great reads.

    The Nightingale and Girl on a Train. Two other favourites are My Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

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  • #6216
    Anne
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    I am enjoying the Maeve Binchy short story collection which is easy to pick up and put down. Today I started a new book by Debbie Macomber. Very good and  fast read, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On”

    Also discovered that Shilpi Somaya Gowda has a new book which I ordered.

    Golden Son

     

  • #6315
    Anne
    Anne
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    For those of you who enjoyed My Secret Daughter which I recommend, you will also enjoy

    Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    which I am currently reading. Takes place in India and Texas USA.

  • #6356
    Anne
    Anne
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    Thanks to Karen for mentioning The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

    I am re-reading this and enjoying it. Ostensibly written by a dog named Enzo.

  • #6421
    Anne
    Anne
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    Sitting here sobbing. I had read that book before but well worth re-reading. It is written by a dog but has so many messages of perseverance, hope, faith. Definitely worth reading or re-reading.

  • #6490
    Anne
    Anne
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    Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs

    Rich  characters, sisters, children, life’s trials & tribulations. Good read.

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  • #6582
    Anne
    Anne
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    Most wanted by Lisa Scottolini

    A woman who conceives a child  via a donor sees his pic on the news as a serial killer. She sets out to prove otherwise. Lots of twists and turns.

  • #6694
    Anne
    Anne
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    I am enjoying “All Summer Long” by Dorothea Benton Frank.

    She is one of my favorite “beach book” authors. Her books take place in South Carolina where I now live.  She may have “coaxed” me here as I read her books before moving.

    This book takes a wealthy Manhattan interior designer and her laid back professor husband to “downsizing” to  Sullivans Island in South Carolina

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  • #6805
    Anne
    Anne
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    Really enjoyed

    Here’s to Us by Elin Hildrebrand.

    Takes place on Nantucket Island off the coast of Cape Cod. Three ex-wives and their children gather to spread the ashes of their husband, a former famous chef.

    Lots of twists and turns.

  • #8405
    Anne
    Anne
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    Great book:

     

    The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

    Takes plan Mexico based on a true story

    #1 bestseller

    “Miracles & passion abound: The story of a young woman whose gifts as a healer lend her the aura of a saint and who must come to terms with a surprising destiny as all of Mexico erupts in revolution crying out her name.”

  • #8939
    Anne
    Anne
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    Boatchick suggests The Moment Keeper

    The Moment Keeper

  • #10491
    Anne
    Anne
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    Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks

    An advertising executive thinks he has it all until his career & marriage start unraveling

  • #10595
    Anne
    Anne
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    I am greatly enjoying re-reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.

     

    Can’t put it down. A doctor makes a life altering decision which impacts many when he delivers his own twins during a snowstorm

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  • #10644
    Anne
    Anne
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    Excellent new thriller

    A pregnant woman falls overboard on a cruise ship. Suicide? Murder? Accident?

    The Widower’s Wife

    by Cate Holahan

  • #11003
    Anne
    Anne
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    Sally Hepworth  “A Mother’s Promise”

    A single mom and her teenaged daughter struggle with  the daughter’s anxiety disorder. When  the mother develops cancer. the pair then find their support network coming from unusual places.

  • #11031
    Anne
    Anne
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    Kern sent me some book suggestions:

    The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd  Excellent!!

    Paris for One, by Jojo Moyes

    Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova.

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  • #11257
    Anne
    Anne
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    Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue

    Single professional Mom raising teenage daughter who has a serious horse riding accident. Everything changes after that.

    Also:  All the Summer Girls

     

  • #11907
    Anne
    Anne
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    I started this today and can’t put it down.

    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

    The story of several generations of one Korean family in  Japan is the story of every family whose parents sacrifice for their children.

  • #12173
    Anne
    Anne
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    Suggested by Lokes

    Fascinating . . . a brilliant entrée into the souls, terrors, ardors, endeavors and hopeless valor of people who have
    been written off. . . . ” —Thomas Keneally, Bestselling author of Schindler’s List

    A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “powerful and affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and Schindler’s List.

  • #12588
    Anne
    Anne
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    Jane Green “The Sunshine Sisters”

    Three estranged sisters are summoned home by their also estranged mother

  • #12655
    Anne
    Anne
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    The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

    Psychological Thriller

  • #13110
    Anne
    Anne
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    Lisa See is a wonderful author. Just finished her excellent book

    The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

    Others include

    China Dolls

    Snow Flower & the Secret Fan

  • #13848
    Anne
    Anne
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    Manuel

    Palm trees in the Snow by Luz Gabás.
    * The Baltimore Boys/Le livre des Baltimore by Joel Dicker.

  • #13875
    Anne
    Anne
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    Beach House for Rent

    by Mary Alice Monroe

    A true beach book taking place on the Isle of Palms SC (where I take Murph to the beach)

  • #14011
    Blueskies
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    September 24th Best Sellers List

     

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