Judy

Judy

Judy gravitates toward literary fiction. You can tell she’s found a favorite when she can’t stop reading it on the patio, even when the rain comes.  


 


 

Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208219
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 27th, 2019

Calvin is a blogger for the pellet stove industry, divorced from a woman who won't leave him alone and he recently lost his mother. His mother was a world famous author and theologian of John Calvin, hence his first name. At his mother's funeral, he met his aunt Beatrice, someone he didn't know existed...and then the adventure begins! SO MUCH FUN!


Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250174611
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

Ivy Gamble is a PI and is called on to investigate a murder at the Osthorne Academy where her magically gifted twin teaches. So much fun!


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936787975
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Published: Catapult - October 2nd, 2018

Nicole Chung was placed for adoption by her Korean Parents. She was raised by a white couple in a small Oregon town. This beautifully written memoir follows Nicole's search for her birth parents.


Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2019

Juliet Armstrong was recruited into a department of MI5, which monitored the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers. The work was tedious, fascinating and frightening. After the war ended she thought that all of this was behind her. Ten years later, when Juliet is working at the BBC, someone from her past reappears. It's a funny, smart and as with many spy thrillers, there is a plot twist in the end.


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The Parisian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802129437
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Published: Grove Press - April 9th, 2019

This is a brilliant debut novel by Isabella Hammad. It is the story of Midhat Kamal a young Palestinian man who moves to France to study medicine in 1914 and his return to Palestine  where he finds the country under British rule. I is a story not just about Midhat, but the history of Palestine prior to the founding of the State of Israel. Simply a wonderful work of historical fiction. A must read!


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Golden State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316505413
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 22nd, 2019

Laszlo Ratesic is a member of the Speculative Service in the Golden State. The Service's duty is to make sure that truth reigns and all liars are to be caught and punished. A roofer falls to his death and Laszlo is called to the scene to investigate. The book is a Fahrenheit 451 for our present times.

 


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon is a compelling and disturbing account of the murders of the Osage Nation in the 1920's and the newly formed FBI who investigated them. THe book is a great work of literary journalism.


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Only Child Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525434979
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

Zack is a six-year old, who survives a deadly shooting at his school. Told through Zach's eyes, this emotional and uplifting page turned teaches us about love and compassion. So good! So timely.


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Mr. Flood's Last Resort: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501180644
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2019

Cathal Flood, horder and all around curmudgeon is trying to keep his son from sending him to an old folks home. Maud Drennan is his caregiver, who is charged with getting his house in order. No matter how hard Mr. Flood tries to get rid of Maud, they somehow begin to bond. This charming mystery is funny and poignant.


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The Immortalists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

In 1969 the four Gold children sneak out to meet with a psychic who proceeds to tell them the exact date of their deaths. This family saga is captivating and beautiful. Benjamin's writing is pur magic!


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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501169052
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Published: Atria Books - March 12th, 2019

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This is a wonderful story about two girls living 800 years apart. One is a Syrian refugee seeking safety and the other is a girl who apprentices to a medieval mapmaker. It is a sumptuously written story of hope and strength.


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

Writtten as an oral history, this story of a fictional rock band is a great read. Sex, drugs and rock and roll!


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Finding Dorothy: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525622109
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2019

This wonderful piece of historical fiction begins in 1938 when Maud Baum learns that there is going to be a movie based on her late-husband's book, "The Wizard of OZ". The book is very well researched taking you to the backlots of MGM and to the days when Frank and Maud first met. Wonderful, so wonderful! It would be a great bookgroup read.


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The Lost Girls of Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778330271
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Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

If you like historical fiction, this is the book for you! It is the story of the women who spied on the Nazis during WWII. I couldn't put it down!


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All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426219726
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Published: National Geographic - October 30th, 2018

What a wonderful gift for the map lover, history lover and lover of art. Beautiful and fascinating!


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The Lido Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501182037
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

Eighty-six year old Rosemary Peterson is interviewed by twenty-six year old Kate Matthews about the potential loss of Rosemary's beloved pool, the Lido. The two women become fast friends in this charming book. Great summer read!


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There There: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

There There is an amazing debut novel from Tommy Orange. This is the story of twelve characters traveling to Oakland for a Powwow, each for their own reasons. I cannot recommend this book enough. Tommy Orange writes in such a beautiful voice.


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Anything Is Possible: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812989410
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

This novel is really a colleciton of short stories in which the characters intertwine. While not sequel to "My Name is Lucy Barton" this Lucy is acharacter in this book about a small town. Strout writes her characters in such a way that the reader feels they are partat the reader feels they are part of the character. Wonderful!


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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604697070
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Published: Timber Press - February 22nd, 2017

The essential book for every gardner!


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In the Midst of Winter: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501178139
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Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781328588784
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Published: Mariner Books - February 5th, 2019

It's a murder mystery, there is romance and it's just simply fun, fun! A great summer read!  (Who doesn't want to go to Italy!)


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Leonardo da Vinci Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

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Rabbit Cake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

A delightful debut nove by Hartness avout Elvis, a twelve-year-old girl trying to keep her sister from poisoning herself while sleep-eating. Funny and smart.


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The Secret Chord: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143109761
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2016

Another great historical fiction story. Geraldine Brooks exposes the life of King David during his reign in the 2nd Iron Age in Israel. King David is exposed for all his greatness as well as his flaws. 


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Sweet Caress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632863331
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 17th, 2016

Born in the early 1900's, Amory Clay becomes a photographer and photojournalist, an uncommon profession for a woman. From fashion photographer to the riots in  Weimar Berlin and the war in Vietnam, this story is a stunner! I love this book!


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The Gilded Hour Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425283349
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2016

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Room: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316098328
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 18th, 2011

Although this book has been out for many years, it is still a must-read. Jack, age 5 lives with his mother "Ma" in a small room. His mother was abducted 7 years earlier and has been held captive by "Old Nick". As difficult this story is to read, it is a story of determination and fierce love.


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City of Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345505347
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

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Jerusalem: A Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607743941
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2012

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The Sisters Brothers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062041289
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Published: Ecco - February 14th, 2012

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The White Woman on the Green Bicycle: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143119517
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

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Life Class (Life Class Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307387806
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Published: Anchor - January 6th, 2009

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The Lotus Eaters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312674441
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 21st, 2010

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013