The dollhouse by Fiona Davis (Audiobook edition), read by Tavia Gilbert

Darby McLaughlin goes to New York in 1952 to enroll in a secretarial school.  She boards at the Barbizon hotel, and become friends with Esme, the maid, who will open Darby to the world of jazz clubs, to the sounds of bebop, to her hidden singing talent, and even to love.  Ultimately, Darby will realize […]

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“A Curious Beginning” by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887 – Veronica Speedwell has just spent the past year nursing her aging aunt and is more than ready to find adventure by traveling the world, searching for her beloved butterflies.  Before she can depart, though, she foils her own abduction with the help of a mysterious Baron. He places her in the care […]

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“American War” by Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a heartbreaking story set during an imagined Second Civil War in the United States. In addition to being politically and economically fractured, the country is ravaged by climate change and disease. The reader follows Sarat, six years old at the outbreak of the war in 2074, and […]

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Dancing Barefoot by Wil Wheaton

You might know Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand by Me, The Big Bang Theory, or his online presence, or you might not know him at all! However you may or may not know Wil Wheaton, this is a very enjoyable collection of autobiographical essays. They range from growing up in the […]

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“The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan

When librarian Nina Redmond is laid off, she decides to take the biggest risk of her life: moving to Scotland to open a bookshop in a van. Nina surprises herself with her own daring and discovers that the life she risked everything for is everything she ever wanted. This book has all the ingredients needed […]

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