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Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo book review

Synopsis Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage–after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures–Yejide is still not […]

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Summary Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them—in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul—they come to form a bond that […]

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Exit West by Moshin Hamid

synopsis  In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and […]

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Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich book review

Summary Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich is a rollicking and poignant romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape…and winds up getting her groove back–and a whole lot more! Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she’s alone at age thirty-two. And she […]

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Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

synopsis from goodreads.com For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her […]

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small great things by Jodi Picoult book review

synopsis Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who […]

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Book review of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Synopsis “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced […]

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Book Review: Lucky by Alice Sebold

synopsis on goodreads: LUCKY My thoughts: Reading this book was my first introduction to Alice Sebold so I am not too familiar with her story besides what I read in lucky. To me, it was just a series of deep darkness and unfortunate incidents that she never really managed to deal with so I am […]

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Book Review: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Synopsis from goodreads.com Mornings in Jenin My thoughts To say Mornings in Jenin wrecked me is an understatement. I’m not really sure how to share my thoughts on this book. It was so heartbreaking I shed a few tears. Tears that, although fiction (names and love stories, etc..), these events actually happened, that there are real […]

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