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The Perfect Mother: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062696793
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Published: Harper - May 1st, 2018

The Perfect Mother is a perfect read, it is full of characters you can relate to or care about, and the plot twists keep you hanging on and reading to find out how it all ends. I had trouble putting it down.

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My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731618
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 3rd, 2018

I've always enjoyed the tidbits Lydia shared in her cookbooks and show about her family and history. this brings it all together. Lydia's story is inspiring, entertaining, and might make you hungry for a classic Italian dinner.

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Rosie Colored Glasses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778330691
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Published: Mira Books - February 20th, 2018

A thought provoking read. Follow Willow as she navigates her world after her parents separate. Share her parents views on love and the best way to move on from love and loss.

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White Houses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995664
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2018

A remarkable story about two remarkable women. Amy Bloom defines what love it, not always passionate, but always there, a good friend, someone who is truthful, will argue with you, and always love you.

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Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399564321
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Published: Penguin Press - January 16th, 2018

While I am not a Buddhist, the mindfulness practices in this book are timely and helpful. A different perspective on how to view yourself in the world. Love the closing paragraphs.

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