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The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

Acknowledgements First, I’d like to thank you, beloved readers, for making time for my stories. May the stranger in your lifeboat always guide you, inspire you, and shine upon you. Next, although this is a work of fiction, I did rely upon some real-life help to make the ocean scenes as legitimate as possible. To Read more

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The Last Wish Introducing the Witcher by Ostatnie życzenie

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Ostatnie życzenie

Later, it was said the man came from the north, from Ropers Gate. He came on foot, leading his laden horse by the bridle. It was late afternoon and the ropers’, saddlers’ and tanners’ stalls were already closed, the street empty. It was hot but the man had a black coat thrown over his shoulders. Read more

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The Night Fire (Renée Ballard, #3)

Bosch arrived late and had to park on a cemetery lane far from the grave site. Careful not to step on anybody’s grave, he limped through two memorial sections, his cane sinking into the soft ground, until he saw the gathering for John Jack Thompson. It was standing room only around the old detective’s grave Read more

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The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

I almost went back for her. When she didn’t show. When she didn’t answer her phone. When she didn’t reply to my text. But there were the drinks, and the cars blocking me in, and the responsibility—I was supposed to be keeping an eye on things. I was expected to keep the night running smoothly. Read more

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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Toby Fleishman awoke one morning inside the city he’d lived in all his adult life and which was suddenly somehow now crawling with women who wanted him. Not just any women, but women who were self-actualized and independent and knew what they wanted. Women who weren’t needy or insecure or self-doubting, like the long-ago prospects Read more

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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Her cell phone rang as they were on their way out of the movies. Jo let the crowd sweep her along, out of the dark theater and into the brighter lobby, smelling popcorn and the winter air on people’s coats, blinking in the late-afternoon sunshine. She pulled the phone out of her pocket. “Hello?” “Jo?” Read more

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Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Just east of Worcester, the greenish paisley clouds morph into the faces of Washington, Lincoln, and a couple of their pals. Every sound SOUNDS LOUDER: The wind whistling in through Odysseus’s vent windows. The hum of tires on the Mass Pike. The Hammond organ of Procol Harum splashing through the speakers. Next to me, Robin Read more

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House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) by Daniel Silva

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) by Daniel Silva

King Saul Boulevard, Tel Aviv For something so unprecedented, so fraught with institutional risk, it was all handled with a minimum of fuss. And quietly, too. That was the remarkable thing about it, the operational silence with which it was carried out. Yes, there had been the dramatic announcement broadcast live to the nation, and Read more

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Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Monday, May 2 I am standing by the window of our small apartment in Queens, watching as Ma and Pa leave for their jobs. Half-hidden by the worn curtains Ma sewed herself, I see them walk side by side to the subway station down the street. At the entrance, they pause and look at each Read more

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

WHEN I WAS BORN, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph, assuming I would be like my mother and aunts and thousand cousins. Least of the lesser goddesses, our powers were so modest they could scarcely ensure our eternities. We spoke to fish and nurtured flowers, coaxed drops from Read more

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