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Review: The Third Daughter

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September 19, 2019

In her newest work of historical fiction, Talia Carner tells a story based on little-known true events and certainly one that I’d never heard about before diving into this book. The novel revolves around Batya, a young Jewish woman fleeing Russia with her family. 

In what seems like a gift…


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Review: The Glass Ocean

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September 17, 2019

Story: The notorious Lusitania is leaving New York City and despite many warnings of German U-boat activity, is heading toward a continent at war. The newly-wealthy Ms. Caroline Telfair Hochstetter boards the boat reluctantly, but hopes the trip across the sea will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Another…


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Review: Chronicles of a Radical Hag

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September 15, 2019

As a Minnesotan and a reader, I felt like I definitely needed to read a Lorna Landvik novel. Not only is she a writer, but she’s also a comedian whose shtick is Minnesotan humor. Clearly something I need to check out! So, I waited for a while on the…


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Review: After the Flood

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September 13, 2019

Kassandra Montag’s debut novel After the Flood takes place around a century after floods have covered the planet and most of the land is under water. In this new post-apocalyptic world, people survive in small land colonies, on ships, or alone. I love a good dystopia, and I was…


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Book Review: The Last Widow

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September 13, 2019

Bruised, broken, lost. Confined to a room in the middle of nowhere with no hope of escaping on your own. Everyone around you seems to be preparing for something. Something big. Something dangerous. And there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

Sarah Linton has been kidnapped by a group…


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Review: A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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September 10, 2019

I had to take a little time to let my thoughts marinate after reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. It was not a book that had been recommended to me, nor was it sitting on my TBR pile. In fact, it was thanks to the…


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Review: The Lost Daughter

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August 28, 2019

Story: A split narrative, The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul follows Maria Romanov as her family is placed under house arrest and subsequently dismantled. She finds herself forced to place her trust in one of the guards assigned to the family in a moment that will alter the course of her…


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Review: America for Beginners

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August 15, 2019

Ever since Joli reviewed Leah Franqui’s novel America for Beginners last summer, I knew I wanted to read it. I was so excited to get the opportunity to participate in the current TLC Book Tour for the paperback release. 

Pival is a wealthy Indian widow who is determined to find…


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Review: Lady in the Lake

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August 12, 2019

When I was reading about this book and saw that it “combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir,” I knew I wanted to read it. It didn’t disappoint!

This book was one that was pretty hard to put down for me. The plot moved along pretty quickly, which…

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Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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August 8, 2019

First of all, happy return to LQ, me! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus to move my life back to Canada, and now that I’m settling back into things, I am taking the opportunity to do some serious TBR catch-up. As such, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore was at the…

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