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Book Review: One to Watch

Synopsis "Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers--and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad!… Continue reading Book Review: One to Watch

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Book Review: Judgment Calls

Synopsis "After three years on the job in Portland's Drug and Vice Division, Deputy DA Samantha Kincaid gets what she wants: her first case with the Major Crimes Team. Kendra Martin, a 13 year-old runaway, has been found drugged, viciously assaulted, and left for dead in the Columbia River Gorge. Despite pressures to kick the… Continue reading Book Review: Judgment Calls

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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)

Synopsis "When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there… Continue reading The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)

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Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty

  Synopsis "Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit busy, life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends.… Continue reading Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty

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The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

Synopsis "When a troubled supermodel falls to her death from the balcony of her London home, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts and calls in private detective Cormoran Strike to investigate. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his private life… Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

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Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming

Synopsis "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with… Continue reading Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming