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Sweet Lake By Christine Nolfi

Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi

Pub Date: Dec 12, 2016

Sweet Lake, Christine Nolfi, Lake Union – Linnie Wayfair comes from a family with a long, illustrious history. The Wayfairs virtually built the town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. Their inn played a major part in the town’s economy Read more »

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch

Pub Date: Dec 9, 2016

In the Light of the Garden, Heather Burch, Lake Union Publishing – Heather Burch stretches the limits of reality in her novel, “In the Light of the Garden,” but still manages to deliver a revitalizing read by adding a little magic and family dynamics Read more »

Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen

The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen

Pub Date: Nov 30, 2016

The Mutual Admiration Society, Lesley Kagen, Lake Union – Eleven year old Tessie Finley has quite enough to cope with for her age. Her attractive, widowed mother lives in a permanent state of impatience with Tessie and her kid sister “Birdie.” Read more »

Moral Defense by Marcia Clark

Moral Defense by Marcia Clark

Pub Date: Nov 17, 2016

Moral Defense, Marcia Clark, Thomas and Mercer – Samantha Brinkman is a maverick lawyer with a strong sense of justice. She’s used to playing fast and loose inside and outside the law, but occasionally her decisions come back to bite her Read more »

Livia Lone by Berry Eisler

Livia Lone by Barry Eisler

Pub Date: Nov 17, 2016

Livia Lone, Barry Eisler, Thomas and Mercer – In his crime novel titled after the protagonist, “Livia Lone,” Barry Eisler spins a disconcerting plot around people involved in human trafficking and its victims Read more »

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Pub Date: Nov 9, 2016

Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson, William Morrow — Kate Priddy agrees to a six month apartment exchange with a cousin she’s never met, swapping her cozy flat in London for Corbin Dell’s enormous place in Boston Read more »

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

Pub Date: Nov 2, 2016

The Dollhouse, Fiona Davis, Dutton – New York City, 2016: Journalist Rose Lewin overhears music on a record player from the apartment below Read more »

A Time of Torment by John Connolly

A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Pub Date: Sep 8, 2016

A Time of Torment, John Connolly, Emily Bestler Books – Jerome Burnel was once a hero–now he’s an ex-con on parole from a five year prison sentence for possessing child porn. Burnel approaches PI Charlie Parker to plead his innocence of all charges and to ask protection from the real villains Read more »

The Complete Orsinia

Le Guin – The Complete Orsinia Edited by Brian Attebery

Pub Date: Aug 29, 2016

Le Guin – The Complete Orsinia, Brian Attebery Editor, The Library of America – Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a considerable body of fine work over the course of a long career. Her novels and short stories focus on the human qualities of courage in the face of oppression, optimism, endurance and, above all, freedom Read more »