book reviews

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    Book review: Traveling Pants author Ann Brashares takes on time traveling

    The phrase "present dystopian" may sound like an oxymoron, but Ann Brashares manages to capture the idea perfectly in her new book...
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    Marital cheating and scandal in books: Sending the wrong message?

    Marriage is a serious relationship of commitment and hard work, but when it gets too hard, is it OK to cheat?
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    Red Hot Book of the Week: Kristan Higgins' Waiting on You

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    Colleen O'Rourke grew up in the small town of Manningsport, New York, where everyone knows everyone — and everyone's business.
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    Moms trade perfection for happiness

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    In the chase to balance career and kids, family and ambition, we sometimes lose sight of happiness. In Good Enough Is the New...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: Family Pictures by Jane Green

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    Jane Green's latest novel, Family Pictures , is a riveting story of two women who are strangers until a a shocking secret brings...
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    Build family bonds and raise confident children

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    In Playful Parenting , author and psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen shows parents how connecting with kids in their world helps build...
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    RED HOT BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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    B.A. Shapiro's The Art Forger not only explores the Gardner heist and forgery but also takes readers deep into the world of art in...
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    Hot YA reads

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    YA (or young adult) fiction is the hottest thing in reading right now. With the success of books like The Hunger Games , more...
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    SheKnows book review: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

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    In Blackberry Winter, her third novel, Sarah Jio once again writes of love, loss, and the powerful connections between people that...
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    SheKnows book review: The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy

    Wealth is not enough to inoculate Jonathan Anthony against loneliness and lack of love in this coming-of-age story complete with a...
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    SheKnows book review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

    Amanda Coplin's beautiful debut novel, set as the 20th century opens, centers around an unconventional family whose members discover...
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    SheKnows book review: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

    Kate Williams's The Pleasures of Men explores a fictional pre-Jack the Ripper serial killer operating in London's poor East End in...
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    SheKnows review: Whiplash River by Lou Berney

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    Shake Bouchon is determined to play it straight, even if he has to move to Belize to escape his criminal past. Unfortunately, murder...
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    SheKnows book review: When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

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    Beth Harbison, bestselling author of Always Something There to Remind Me , is back with When in Doubt, Add Butter (July 17), a...
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    More books for a hot summer

    Summer is in full swing and from the lighthearted to the serious and everything in between, SheKnows has your books covered!
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    SheKnows book review: Game of Secrets by Dawn Tripp

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    Dawn Tripp's novel, now out in paperback, is a beautifully-written literary mystery that focuses on a half a century of two...
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    SheKnows book review: Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax

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    The feisty women of Wendy Wax's Ten Beach Road are back in Ocean Beach , but their new renovation project may be the undoing of...
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    SheKnows book review: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

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    Lisa See picks up the adult lives of sisters Pearl and May from The Shanghai Sisters . In the follow-up, no previous reading is...
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    SheKnows book review: Gilded Age by Claire McMillan

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    Re-imagined as Ellie Hart in modern day Cleveland, Edith Wharton's Lily Bart (from The House of Mirth ) comes alive in Claire...
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    Hot summer reads

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    Snag a spot on your favorite lounge chair and grab that guilty pleasure of a read -- it's summer time!