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Long Bright River

By Liz Moore, An intimate family drama about substance abuse wrapped up in a mystery-thriller package

Long Bright River by Liz Moore came out last month, and I put it on my shortlist because I figured a family-type drama with mystery elements would be right up my alley. I’d actually never heard of Liz Moore before this, but this book was a Good Morning America book club pick, so it popped …

                 

Olive, Again

By Elizabeth Strout, a darker, but more hopeful addendum to Strout's Pultizer Prize winning novel Olive Kitteridge

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout is the follow-up to her 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Olive Kitteridge. I recently just did a re-read of the first book, check out my thoughts on Olive Kitteridge here. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Olive, Again picks up right …

                 

Olive Kitteridge

By Elizabeth Strout

So, my review of Olive, Again will be coming up next week-ish, but I first wanted to do a re-read of the first book, Oliver Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. If you’re just trying to get caught up for the sequel, note that you don’t actually need to have read this first book (Olive Kitteridge) to …

                 

The Family Upstairs

By Lisa Jewell, A compelling mystery about a woman who inherits a house with a dark past

I’m kicking off the new year (and new decade!) with a quick mystery novel from Lisa Jewell, The Family Upstairs, which was released in November 2019 in the U.S. Hope everyone had a fun and festive holiday season, with lots of yummy food and good books. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here …

              

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 …