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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 …

                 

Educated

By Tara Westover, a personal journey about a childhood in a survivalist home

Educated, by Tara Westover, was one of the bestselling books on 2018 and has continued to top the charts even now, despite being released over a year ago. I put it on my to-read list thanks to Bill Gate’s book blog, and Ellen Degeneres read it after Michelle Obama recommended it to her. Point is, …

                 

A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza, A powerful and well-crafted, but uneven family saga

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza has been the belle of the ball lately, adorned in a gilded gold and violet cover and making the rounds with Sarah Jessica Parker in a full-out promotional blitz, complete with stylish matching totes. Parker chose the book for her inaugural release for SJP for Hogarth, a …

                          

Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng, An empathetically-told story of a family trying to make sense of a tragedy

Everything I Never Told You is Celeste Ng’s debut novel. It’s a slim book about a family struggling to make sense of the death of their daughter, Lydia. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. In Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a teenage girl …