Salt Houses – Hala Alyan

Jun 02

Salt Houses – Hala Alyan

Some day, the husband will be making doctor money and I will make it rain in the bookstore. Until then, my procurement of books knows no bounds. This book came to me via Spencer’s uncle. That guy works for a company that holds a book club meeting once a month. He is not a reader, but the books are free for any employee who wants a copy. Thanks, Uncle Robert....

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Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

May 25

Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

I went into this book blind. I saw it on a few lists and noticed it had a long wait list at the library, which is usually a good sign. Those folks know what is up, I absolutely loved this story by Ann Patchett. A man named Bert crashes a christening, with the sole goal being escape from his own wife and children on a Sunday afternoon. What happens at that party will...

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The Mothers – Brit Bennett

May 22

The Mothers – Brit Bennett

This is a wonderful debut novel by Brit Bennett. Her writing style has depth and a swift motion, and she depicts female characters with a deft hand. The Mothers is set in modern day California. As with all great books, the story begins with a secret. Nadia falls in love with Luke, a preacher’s son. As is often the case with young love, the course does not run...

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At the Water’s Edge – Sara Gruen

May 18

At the Water’s Edge – Sara Gruen

This is only the second book I have read by Sara Gruen. I absolutely adored Water for Elephants. I liked this story. At the Water’s Edge is set towards the end of WWII. Maddie Hyde is a spoiled wife, living the good life in America, far removed from the atrocities of the war. She, her husband Ellis, and his best friend Hank party the nights away. The fellows...

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