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A Man Called Ove

By Frederik Backman, A sweet, uplifting and surprisingly funny story about a grumpy old man called Ove

By now, many many positive reviews of A Man Called Ove have been written, it’s been turned into a movie and is soon likely to be re-adapted by Tom Hanks, plus the author has gone on to write other well-received novels. In short, I knew it was a sure thing. I read it mostly because …

           

A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza, A sympathetic 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 …

                 

Sourdough

By Robin Sloan, A cheerful and fun book for tech and food lovers

I approached Sourdough by Robin Sloan with great trepidation. I read his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a long time ago and have been recommending it to people fairly liberally ever since. But part of what I loved about it was the charm and uniqueness of the book, and I was worried it would …

        

The Wife Between Us Giveaway!

I’m excited to announce The Bibliofile’s first giveaway event! Compliments of St. Martin’s Press, we’re hosting a giveaway for a copy of The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen plus an awesome prize pack, including: an “Oh Shit Kit” cosmetic bag; stemless wine glass set with corkscrew; make-them-stare Mac red lipstick! All …

     

The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern, A dreamy cream-puff of a book

I went with my family on a cruise to Alaska a while back and found out that cruises are a little boring if you’re not interested in stuffing your face all day long. And it’s a bit of a long ride going from Seattle (our port of departure) to Alaska, so even a week-long cruise …