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Austenland by Shannon Hale

"This book was such a fun read. I loved the Pride and Prejudice references. I also enjoyed the awkwardness and hilarity of a modern woman in Austen society. Jane shows that it might not be so easy for us modern women to survive in the fantasies that so many of us have." ~Miki

 

The Apprentices by Maile Meloy

 "This is not just a kids book. This is a book that is enjoyable for any age as long as the reader has a little imagination and enjoys a little excitement.  Meloy made it easy to dive right into the sequel and I am desperately hoping she is busy writing a third installment." Miki

 

Z by Therese Anne Fowler 

"This novel explores the desperation and the charm, the lunacy and the understanding, the genius and the naivety. I don’t know how Fowler managed to get all of this and more into one character, but somehow she does it masterfully. I recommend this book for any fan of “The Lost Generation,” but this is a perfect companion to The Paris Wife by Paula McLain." ~Miki

 

The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set by David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris

"[David] Sedaris has always been able to invoke loud chuckles and chortles from me as I attempt to read silently on buses, airplanes, or book stores. Listening to him narrate his own books is an entirely different beast....I don’t know that I have ever laughed as hard or as often as I did during my time with this audio collection." ~Miki  

 

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

"One of my favorite things in the world is a great book that thrusts me into another world. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan does just that." ~Miki

 

The Silence of the Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski

"This novel was absolutely fantastic. It took me quite some time to get over the fact that this book had ended. I did not want to leave the world that Rita Leganski had created...I repeat, absolutely fantastic!" ~Miki

 

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

"...Connelly has not only written another heart-racing novel, but he has written one that made me really think about many diverse topics after I turned that last page." ~Miki

 

Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

"Wow, am I glad this book landed in my lap! This was my first experience with a work by Tom Wolfe.  I was totally amazed..."  ~Miki

 

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

"This book was very different than anything else I have read.  Although the characters are gritty and a little hard to love, somehow they become very endearing. I loved O'Donnell's writing and I can't wait to tell customers about it." ~Miki

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