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Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Great example of the power of women even when oppressed!

 
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Insightful, Dramatic, Informative
The Baker's Daughter

This is a great novel set during WWII in Germany and present day in El Paso, Texas. It gives us a different view of this time during the war in Germany from the people's viewpoint. The main character in Germany is Elsie, who is only 16 when the story begins. The story showcases her experiences with her family, engagement to a German officer, the Jewish boy she hides during the war, her marriage to an American army doctor, and her life in present day El Paso at age 79. In El Paso in the present, Reba interviews Elsie for a story she is writing on foreign celebrations. Reba is engaged to Riki, a Border Patrol Officer that has issues with some of the policies he must enforce with illegal immigrants. The two stories alternate and take the reader to two very different locations, but with similar themes. It was enlightening to read a WWII novel from the perspective of German citizens and Elsie's story was riveting. The only reason this novel received 4 stars instead of 5 was because the story line in El Paso was weaker. But, it is a must read for those that love historical fiction.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
 
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Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
Fantastic!

Great read on Lithuanian history that has been hidden - the author does a great job of providing a compelling novel that is based on historical facts. Even though the story tells of the horrors of being transported to work camps in Siberia, the novel is hopeful and shows the best of the human spirit.

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
 
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Informative, Insightful, Epic
Holocaust in Hungary

This is another great World War II book that teaches us some unknown history in Hungary.

The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff
 
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Informative, Interesting, Insightful
The 19th Wife

 
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Interesting, Insightful, Optimistic
Another Piece of My Heart

Our book club received copies to review and we really enjoyed it - blended families always have their challenges and this was no exception. Thanks to Jane Green & her publisher! B & B Club

 
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Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Great for Book Clubs!

 
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Interesting, Dramatic, Dark
Good fast read!

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant
Life of Pi

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
 
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Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Defending Jacob

Great discussion book!

Yellow Crocus: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim
 
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Dramatic, Fantastic, Informative
Great read!

Calling Me Home: A Novel by Julie Kibler
 
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Insightful, Beautiful, Inspiring

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
 
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Informative, Dramatic, Beautiful

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
 
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Dramatic, Addictive, Interesting

 
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Informative, Interesting, Dramatic

 
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Informative, Interesting, Insightful

Whistling In the Dark by Lesley Kagen
 
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Fun, Optimistic, Interesting

A Piece of the World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
 
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Dramatic, Informative, Adventurous

Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
 
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Dramatic, Insightful, Addictive

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
 
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Dramatic, Informative, Brilliant

Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
 
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting

 
Boring, Interesting, Adventurous

 
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Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
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Adventurous, Dramatic, Addictive

 
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Informative, Insightful, Interesting

 
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Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting

 
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Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

 
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Informative, Interesting, Inspiring

 
Boring, Interesting, Adventurous

 
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Beautiful, Interesting, Addictive

A Gentleman in Moscow by AMOR TOWLES
 
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Interesting, Beautiful, Inspiring

 
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Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring

 
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Addictive, Dramatic, Adventurous

The Stolen Marriage: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
 
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Interesting, Addictive, Insightful

 
Unconvincing, Boring, Pointless

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
 
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Addictive, Interesting, Dramatic

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
 
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Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic

 
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Beautiful, Interesting, Inspiring

 
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Fantastic, Addictive, Dramatic

 
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Dramatic, Informative, Beautiful

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel by Mary Beth Keane
 
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Insightful, Slow, Dramatic

 
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Addictive, Dramatic, Fun

 
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Inspiring, Informative, Optimistic

Winter Garden: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
 
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Inspiring, Epic, Dramatic

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