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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

Chasing Fireflies, by Chloe Fowler

The ending will bring a tear to your eye.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Em, by Kim Thuy

So few words. Such powerful imagery. A beautiful story about an ugly chapter of Vietnam’s tortured history.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Fault Lines, by Emily Itami

“True Confessions” of a Rebel Japanese Housewife.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Boyfriend, by Sarina Bowen

Adorable! These two had me smiling every time they were on the page together!

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

A Million Things, by Emily Spurr

This sad, heroic ten-year-old girl will win your heart. Rae is left to fend for herself when her unstable mother “leaves” her….

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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

The Trapped Wife, by Samantha Hayes

This clever thriller will confound you and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

I love Lucy Barton like a close friend. I jumped at the chance to visit with Lucy in this captivating installment chronicling her later years.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

A Hand to Hold in Deep Water, by Shawn Nocher

An unforgettable, haunting tale full of secrets, heartbreak, healing and second chances.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing, by Sarah Adlakha

My mind was well and truly boggled!

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Astra, by Cedar Bowers

I was engrossed by Astra’s evolution from a wild child into a strong, well-rounded adult – despite the often officious adults who tried to “rescue” her.