Anne

Us : A Novel

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ISBN: 9780062365583
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Published: Harper - October 28th, 2014

I enjoyed this book so much that I tried to take my time finishing it in an attempt to make the pleasure last a little longer. I met with very limited success. Douglas and Connie Peterson embark on a month long excursion in Europe with their almost adult son Albie. Their marriage is shaky and Albie is chafing at the idea of another family trip especially one that seemingly has so much at stake. If you liked Nicholls' previous book ONE DAY or are a Jojo Moyes fan you are going to want to read this one.

Anne


Us : A Novel

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ISBN: 9780062365583
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Published: Harper - October 28th, 2014

I enjoyed this book so much that I tried to take my time finishing it in an attempt to make the pleasure last a little longer. I met with very limited success.  Douglas and Connie Peterson embark on a month long excursion in Europe with their almost adult son Albie.  Their marriage is shaky and Albie is chafing at the idea of another family trip especially one that seemingly has so much at stake.  If you liked Nicholls' previous book One Day or are a Jojo Moyes fan you are going to want to read this one.

Anne


Brave Companions

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ISBN: 9780671792763
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 1992

This book is an appropriate choice for my pick of the decade as it has been a favorite of mine for much longer than that.  It's a wonderful collection of essays about historical figures, some famous and some not, related in McCullough's well loved style, which is to say informative without being preachy.  Not as daunting in size as some of his other works, this gem of a book does not need to be read in any particular order but can be, to borrow a word from the title, a dependable reading companion for any reader at any time.

 

Anne


Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 15th, 2013

This nice paperback would make a great gift for anyone who loves Boston whether they were born and raised here or came later in life.  There is a wide range of viewpoints in these stories and although the book was created in response to the horrific events at the Boston Marathon in April, the pieces do not dwell on that and are truly a celebration of the many things that make Boston such a great city.  My favorite is the poem entitled Patriot's Day by Richard Wilbur.

Anne


Me Before You

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Me Before You: A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy #1) By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143124542
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Published: Penguin Books - July 30th, 2013

Set in a small English village, Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark, a young woman who takes a job as a caretaker for wheelchair bound Will Traynor.  Will is mourning the loss of the fast paced cosmopolitan life he led before his injury and Louisa is trying to figure out if her future holds more than settling down in the small town where she has always lived.  Although their personalities and situations seem completely at odds, in a very fundamental way each is exactly what the other needs.Anne


The Country of Marriage

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ISBN: 9781619021082
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Published: Counterpoint - March 26th, 2013

With daffodils on the cover this is the perfect little book of poetry for April and National Poetry Month.  These poems are from the early 1970s but time hasn't made them any less insightful or beautiful. Enjoy.

Anne



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