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The Only Survivors, by Megan Miranda

Secrets – and plenty of them!

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The Beginner’s Goodbye, by Anne Tyler.

She was too short for me, and it is undeniable that when Dorothy and I hugged, all the wrong parts of us met.

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was, in essence, “Art Imitating (Gaming) Life.” I began to suspect early on that the author was creating an artificial world in this story that mimicked Sadie and Sam’s respective “realities.” For me, each of the […]

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Tarot in Love: Consulting the Cards in Matters of the Heart, by Elliott Adam

Tarot in Love: Consulting the Cards in Matters of the Heart by Elliot Adam My rating: 5 of 5 stars The wise counsel in this well-written guidebook does exactly what I’m looking for when I do a tarot reading for myself: it invariably brings order to my frazzled mind. At these times, I’m usually looking […]

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Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Micah Mortimer is set in his ways. His siblings and extended family tease him good-naturedly about his unvarying routine. Much like Macon in The Accidental Tourist, Micah is over-compensating for his messy (but loving) upbringing. He needed order in […]

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The Accidental Tourist, by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Anne Tyler! Tyler’s imagination and observational skills are astounding. This novel mirrors life lately for so many of us. The prevailing “wait and see” mentality is a bit unsettling. But hark! Tempus fugit: tik tok, tik tok…! Macon tries to rigidly […]

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The Villa, by Rachel Hawkins

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well! The word “switcheroo” popped into my head, more than once, when I finished listening to the Audiobook ARC of The Villa by Rachel Hawkins – ably narrated by Julia Whelan, Kimberly M. Wetherell and Shiromi Arserio. I did a few double-takes during the […]

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After We Were Stolen, by Brooke Beyfuss

Fantastical, tragic… horrifying.

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Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

Outstandingly incredible writing! Quirky in the very best way! Unputdownable! I absolutely loved this sometimes hilarious, often tragic story! Lessons in Chemistry portrays almost every woman’s plight on this earth – rolled into the harrowing life experiences of one indomitable female scientist: you could not keep Elizabeth Zott down! I would line up to buy […]

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The Big Book of Tarot Meanings, by Sam Magdaleno

This has to be one of the best guidebooks on the Tarot that I have ever read – and I’ve read quite a few over the years.