PositiveShelf Awareness.. a lighthearted family novel that makes for perfect beach reading ... Fun and effervescent, The Summer Place is told from the perspectives of multiple characters, revealing scads of family secrets that the wedding fervor is bringing to light ... Weiner ably captures the tense vibes of the last few years but combines them with a beachy breeziness, which results in an extremely engaging novel sure to appeal to fans of Elin Hilderbrand or Liane Moriarty.
RaveShelf Awareness... a touching and well-researched paean to the Zabar family. This is a love letter to a family and the business empire they created; it encompasses a history of Ukrainian pogroms in the early 20th century, an exploration of the New York City grocery industry in the 1940s, a discussion of the exploding gastronomic scene in the 1970s, with family stories and photographs deftly woven throughout ... With wonderful photos of relatives over the years and many of Lilly\'s recipes included, Zabar\'s: A Family Story, with Recipes is a beguiling stroll through New York history--and a fascinating glimpse into an ambitious family.
PositiveShelf AwarenessMorrey brings readers a lovely, heartwarming novel of new beginnings ... Readers will root for Delphine to thrive as she encounters new people ... Delphine\'s blossoming joy is sweet in this poignant story of second chances, which is also a glimpse into an incredible mother-daughter bond.
RaveShelf AwarenessBeautifully nuanced ... Not as comedic as some of O\'Leary\'s other novels, this is a lovely look at the nature of love and how to tell if someone is the right person for right now--or the right person for always ... Poignant and compelling...The No-Show is an engrossing novel ... O\'Leary does an excellent job, as always, of creating a charming, realistically flawed romance, while simultaneously tapping into the darkly funny side of life.
RaveShelf AwarenessA fascinating account ... Impeccably researched but reading more like a thriller than a history text ... Mesmerizing and informative, The King\'s Shadow is narrative history at its best. Fans of Tom Reiss or Nathaniel Philbrick are sure to enjoy Richardson\'s writing ... Gripping.
RaveShelf Awareness... an evocative novel sure to enchant lovers of historical fiction as well as fans of Sylvia Plath ... Journalist and psychotherapist Kravetz...skillfully weaves the narrative threads into a depiction of the complicated life of a literary genius: perfectly balancing intrigue and poetry, he uses the women as windows into the life of Sylvia Plath ... Kravetz\'s debut novel...is both lyrical and plot-driven, a difficult balance for any author to strike. Intriguing even for those who have not read The Bell Jar, it is perhaps even more gripping for longtime Plath loyalists.
RaveShelf AwarenessMiles does a difficult task incomparably well ... With gentleness and historical acumen, Miles explores the history of this sack, and why it is important in larger terms as part of African American history ... will transport readers to difficult times in American history, and make them think more carefully about all the physical goods they take for granted in their day-to-day lives.
RaveShelf AwarenessCenter vividly explores the world of firefighting ... a wonderful exploration of personal vulnerability and strength that takes the reader along on Cassie\'s journey. Center\'s descriptions of the dangers that the firefighters face, as well as Cassie\'s gently burgeoning relationship with the rookie, provide interesting contrasts of drama and romance. Cassie is an outstanding, yet very sympathetic, heroine, and her attempts to avoid falling for the rookie while finding a way to belong with the rest of the fire crew make for a charming narrative. Things You Save in a Fire is sure to be a hit.
PositiveShelf Awareness\"Raybourn\'s witty writing is sure to please her many fans, and also attract new readers who enjoy historical mysteries. Lovers of Elizabeth Peters, C.S. Harris and Charles Finch will enjoy this romp.\