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The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day: From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to… Read more

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I saw this one an couldn’t resist! I love collections of short stories, I love horror stories, and I love this title. Gutted: From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories–a disturbing journey into the… Read more

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Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing, More Than You Know, and Gossip comes the first entry in a stylish and witty mystery series featuring a pair of unlikely investigators—a shrewd novel of manners with a dark heart of murder at its center, set in small-town New England. Indulging their… Read more

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Another cookbook! I follow Chrissy on Twitter – I love her no-fucks-to-give attitude and I love her food pics. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Tiegen: Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or… Read more

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I’ve got a bunch of new books to talk about – and a backlog of reviews to get posted! Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy… Read more

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This was a gift from my favorite cousin, Ann. Off course she’s my favorite – she buys me books! Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain: Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession… Read more

First Words

“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.” Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Read more