Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Between her mom’s expectations that she will join the Air Force and her dad and stepmom expecting her to get a law degree, Elliot is exhausted and ready to lie to both about her summer plans.  Instead of helping out at her stepmom’s theater and seeing “The Importance of Being Earnest” for the 5 millionth […]

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“The King of Bones and Ashes” by J.D. Horn

The magic is seeping out of the witches of New Orleans. Some are accepting their fates as inevitable, while others are standing on the edge of madness, willing to sacrifice their friends and families to retain power. The family saga of Alice Marin is more complicated than just losing magic, though. Alice’s mother disappeared to […]

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“The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester

Have you ever wondered how a dictionary is created? In 1857 a group of dedicated people, led by Professor James Murray, put a call out to the world asking for the public to submit words and definitions for what they would call the Oxford English Dictionary. It was one of the most ambitious projects ever […]

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“Every note played” by Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, bestselling author of “Still Alice”, tells the story of Richard Evans, international concert pianist, who has always put his art and career before his wife and daughter.  Now divorced from Karina, a talented pianist from Poland, and estranged with his college daughter Grace, he is confronted with the devastating disease of ALS (Amyotrophic […]

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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

When Darren Mathews, an African American Texas Ranger, is suspended from his job after helping a friend out of a mess, he finds himself at loose ends.  His marriage is struggling, he’s drinking too much, his uncle expects him to finally finish law school and join his prestigious law firm, and his mother is asking […]

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