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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 …

                    

American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins, a controversial novel about a timely and important topic

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins has been the most talked about novel of the new decade so far (though keep in mind that I’m writing this in January 2020), for both good reasons and bad. It was sold in what was reported to be a seven-figure deal and has a movie in the works. It …

  

Olive Kitteridge: Summary & Analysis

By Elizabeth Strout

Here’s the quick synopsis and chapter by chapter summary for Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. Table of Contents Quick Plot Synopsis Chapter-by-Chapter Summary For a non-spoiler version of the plot summary, see The Bibliofile’s review of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Quick(ish) Plot Synopsis Olive Kitteridge is told as …

                 

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 …