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The Giver of Stars

By Jojo Moyes, A charming and light historical fiction novel about the Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia in the 1930s

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is the author’s latest work and a book rooted in a little known piece of Great Depression-era history. Moyes is most well known for Me Before You, which became a movie starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. I wasn’t a fan of Me Before You (found it a …

              

The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett, A family drama about two siblings making sense of their childhood

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, her most recent novel, was released on September 24. I’ve read a few books from Patchett in the past and really enjoy her writing. I thought Bel Canto was a lovely book, and State of Wonder was just okay, but still well written. Plus, The Dutch House’s fairytale-esque elements …

              

Ask Again, Yes

By Mary Beth Keane, An intimate and insightful family drama

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane is an intimate story of two childhood friends and their relationship in the face of an unforgivable act that threatens to tear their families apart. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Peter Stanhope and Kate Gleason are childhood friends …

                    

The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein, A tearjerker about a race car driver and his dog

I always plan on reading books before the movie comes out, but this time I actually did it, yay! The movie adaptation of Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing n the Rain is being released on August 9th. I love Marley & Me, another movie about dogs and life (plus Jennifer Aniston is awesome in …

                    

Nine Perfect Strangers

By Liane Moriarty, Nine people at a very odd getaway

A friend of mine wanted to read Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, so I offered to read it with her. I read The Husband’s Secret by the same author a long time ago, but I hadn’t been particularly enthusiastic about it, so hadn’t been planning on revisiting Moriarty’s writing. But Big Little Lies has …