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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Plot: Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns […]

Book Reviews

Books I Read in January (And Whether or Not You Should Read Them)

GOOD MORNING IT IS 55 DEGREES OUTSIDE. Now, maybe to you that doesn’t warrant all-caps enthusiasm, but Florida doesn’t do fall weather, so I am ALL CAPS EXCITED OVER HERE. I’ve got the windows open, my Autumn in New York station playing, and (more) pumpkin coffee brewing. Hello, is this heaven? Speaking of heaven, after […]

Book Reviews, Coffee Dates

Live Blog: Fall Weather, Vacation Books, & Fall Parties.

Educated by Tara Westover Plot: “An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so […]

Book Reviews

Books I Read in August (And Whether or Not You Should Read Them).

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