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I love reading and write about great books on my blog https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com

The Address by Fiona Davis plus author interview!

    My Review: Last year, author Fiona Davis published her wonderful debut, The Dollhouse, rich in history about the Barbizon Hotel in NYC. Keeping with iconic Manhattan landmarks, her fabulous new release, The Address is set in alternating timelines; in … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

My Review: The Hate U Give is a five star must read for teens and adults.  A black family lives in the projects even though they are surrounded by the dangers of drugs, gangs and violence.  The father has a … Continue reading

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Chemistry by Weike Wang

My Review: I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book titled Chemistry! Author Weike Wang’s unnamed narrator, a Chinese-American Ph.d. student, lives with her redheaded boyfriend behind her traditional parents’ backs.  Despite the high expectations for their … Continue reading

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Indulge in Books the Way You Would in a Well Balanced Meal!

  Story originally published on Booktrib.com. Recently someone asked me about my reading choices; do I stick to one topic or do I switch it up at all? I hadn’t thought about it much before but after reviewing my recent reads, … Continue reading

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Sybil’s List of Books Not To Be Missed!

I love a good booklist to peek my interest and inspire me to read more. Westport, Connecticut resident Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly puts together a list of her favorites several times a … Continue reading

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Bonding over Books with Sarah Jessica Parker

Last month I was fortunate enough to run into Sarah Jessica Parker, actress extraordinaire, accomplished producer, designer, and mom, currently partnering with the American Library Association to launch Book Club Central.  We spent quite a while discussing her first book … Continue reading

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My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

My Review: I received multiple copies of My Life with Bob as a gift for my birthday; evidently several people believed I would enjoy it and of course, they were right!  As a reader, what’s not to like about a … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

My Review: An unexpected treasure; this surprisingly touching story is about Eleanor Oliphant, an odd character with traits reminiscent of eccentric and lovable Don Tillman from The Rosie Project and maybe even oddball Ove from A Man Called Ove.  In Eleanor … Continue reading

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Refuge by Dina Nayeri

My Review:   In the late 1980s, Niloo, then 8 years old, left Iran with her mother and brother, thinking her dentist father would meet up with them soon after.   As it turned out, this daddy’s girl only saw … Continue reading

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