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Dear Mrs. Bird

Summer is around the corner so, I’m going to ignore the fact that I still need my winter coat here in Newfoundland, and begin my beach read recommendations!  One of the things I like best about Dear Mrs. Bird is that author AJ Pearce starts the story with a bang. Not literally,

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Prime Time

Jane Fonda’s Prime Time might seem like an odd choice given that Mother’s Day is this month. And I’ll be honest, I was hoping to recommend a novel about motherhood. I looked high and low and read (or partially read) about a dozen books. I discovered that books about motherhood fall

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine is a rare find. Published in 2017, it’s the debut novel from Scottish author, Gail Honeyman and it earned her the Costa First Novel award.   I’m telling you, this is a writer to watch. If Eleanor Oliphant has not already been optioned for film, it will be soon.  When

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the Husband’s Secret

Australian author, Liane Moriarty, is doing a whole lot of smiling these days. You may know her as the creator of Big Little Lies, which was optioned by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon and turned into an award-winning television show. The second season has just wrapped production and stars Meryl Streep

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