The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

7-year-old Wen and her fathers, Eric and Andrew, are on a peaceful vacation to a cabin in New Hampshire.  Cell phones turned off and closest neighbors two miles away, the family is filling their days swimming in the lake, reading books, and catching grasshoppers.  Until four strangers arrive demanding to be let in the cabin.  […]

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Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon

Donna Leon is the author of 28 Commissario Guido Brunetti books all set in Venice, Italy. Leon structures her plots in a unique way. Unlike most crime novels, the crime is not revealed immediately. Instead, we are drawn into the story by first understanding the relationships of the characters to each other and to a […]

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“How to Feed Yourself” by Spoon University

You know that feeling when you get home at the end of a long day and you suddenly realize you still have to make dinner? Most of the time, just deciding what to make is the hardest part. With this book, you can skip the decision, and just get to the making. The recipes are […]

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Short Term 12

Before they were Captain Marvel and Freddie Mercury, Oscar winners Brie Larson and Rami Malek were in the 2013 film Short Term 12. The film follows Grace (Larson) a counselor at an at-risk youth home as she navigates work, her troubling past, and her relationship with her boyfriend (a fellow counselor played by John Gallagher […]

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The Dry by Jane Harper

During the worst drought in a century, three members of a Kiewarra farming family are found slain – a mother and son in their home, the father in the back of his truck miles away in an apparent murder-suicide.  Aaron Falk, a federal investigator for white collar crime, reluctantly returns home for the funeral of […]

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