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Book Review : The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow

Title : The Widow Waltz Author : Sally Koslow Genre : chick-lit Publisher : Viking Pages : 342 Source : Publisher Rating : 3.5/5 The summary, from Goodreads : “Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: a plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright […]

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Book Review : Broken Harbor by Tana French

Title : Broken Harbor Author : Tana French Genre : Mystery/Thriller Publisher : Viking Pages : 450 Source : Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Broken Harbor features Detective Mike “Scorcher” Kennedy, who appeared in a minor role in Faithful Place – French continues to build upon her “connected” people stories. Scorcher must investigate the murder […]

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Results of the “Broken Harbor” Give-away

Thanks to all the participants. The winner is Mohit G. – I hope you enjoy this fantastic book! All those who requested this book via twitter, please note that you did need to follow me to be eligible. For those commenting at the blog to enter the giveaway, please comment on the give-away post so […]

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New Books : Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the author of “The Golden Compass” (the first in the very popular His Dark Materials trilogy). His new book, a modern take on some old tales, will be available November 12th. Here’s a little about his new book, courtesy the publisher : This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication […]

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Book Giveaway : Tana French’s Broken Harbor

I’ve been looking forward to reading Tana French’s “Broken Harbor”, so am pretty excited to be able to offer this book as a giveaway to my readers (courtesy publisher Viking Books)! French is a master of atmospheric mystery and suspense, and author of books like Faithful Place and The Likeness. Here is a little about […]

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New Books : Every Day Every Hour by Natasa Dragnic

This book, a translation of the original was published last month. Here is a little about it (per publisher mail): Every Day, Every Hour is a debut novel from a fresh, new international voice in literature, Nataša Dragnić with faithfully done translation by Liesl Schillinger. Every Day, Every Hour is a love story told with […]

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Book Review : Little Night by Luanne Rice

Title : Little Night Author : Luanne Rice Genre : Women’s Fiction Publisher : Pamela Dorman Books (Viking) Pages : 321 Source : Publisher Rating : 3.5/5 Clare has been cut off from her once close sister Anne for more than 20 years. She has also served 2 years for allegedly attempting to kill Anne’s […]

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Book Review : From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

Title : From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant Author : Alex Gilvarry Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Viking Source : Publisher ARC Pages : 302 Rating : 4/5 This book is told to us memoir style, by Boyet R. Hernandez, fashion designer. Hailing from a family of doctors, Boy escapes to New York (because […]

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Book Review : How It All Began

Title : How It All Began Author : Penelope Lively Genre : Contemporary Fiction Publisher : Viking Pages : 229 Source : Publisher ARC Rating : 4.5/5 Dame Penelope Lively’s “How it all began” starts off with a violent mugging. A frail old schoolteacher Charlotte Rainsford is pushed to the pavement, while her assailant makes […]

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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Title : Rules of Civility Author : Amor Towles Genre : Historical Pages : 333 (Hardcover) Publisher : Viking (Penguin Books) Source : Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5   Katey Kontent and Eve Ross are great friends. They room together and have come to New York city for work – Katey is a legal typist […]

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