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Book Review: Mexico by Josh Barkan

The Mexico which Mr. Barkan depicts is violent, poor and hopeless, I don’t know why anyone would want to live there...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 15, 2016

Giveaway and Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 13, 2016

The Bishop's Girl

Title:  The Bishop's GirlAuthor:  Rebecca BurnsPublication Information:  Odyssey Books. 2016. 416 pages.ISBN:  1922200646 / 978-1922200648Book Source:  I received this book from the author free of cost in exchange for an...
by Memories From Books on Dec 9, 2016

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

The Dollhouse

Title:  The DollhouseAuthor:  Fiona DavisPublication Information:  Dutton. 2016. 304 pages.ISBN:  1101984996 / 978-1101984994Book Source:  I received this book through the Penguin First to Read program free of cost...
by Memories From Books on Aug 23, 2016

War & Turpentine

Title:  War & TurpentineAuthor:  Stefan Hertmans (Author), David Mckay (Translator)Publication Information:  Pantheon. 2016. 304 pages.ISBN:  1101874023 / 978-1101874028Book Source:  I received this book th...
by Memories From Books on Aug 9, 2016

How to Party with an Infant

Title:  How to Party with an InfantAuthor:  Kaui Hart HemmingsPublication Information:  Simon & Schuster. 2016. 240 pages.ISBN:  1501100793 / 978-1501100796Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher'...
by Memories From Books on Aug 5, 2016

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold

Title:  Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold Author:  Iain ReadingPublication Information:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012. 272 pages.ISBN:  1502300877 / 978-1502300874Book Source:  I rece...
by Memories From Books on Aug 1, 2016

The House Between Tides

Title:  The House Between TidesAuthor:  Sarah MainePublication Information:  Atria Books. 2016. 400 pages.ISBN:  1501126911 / 978-1501126918Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through NetGall...
by Memories From Books on Jul 23, 2016

The Book That Matters Most

Title:  The Book That Matters MostAuthor:  Ann HoodPublication Information:  W. W. Norton & Company. 2016. 368 pages.ISBN:  0393241653 / 978-0393241655Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher'...
by Memories From Books on Jul 21, 2016

A Fine Imitation

Title:  A Fine ImitationAuthor:  Amber BrockPublication Information:  Crown. 2016. 306 pages.ISBN:  1101905115 / 978-1101905111Book Source:  I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program free...
by Memories From Books on Jul 19, 2016

Absalom's Daughters

Title:  Absalom's DaughtersAuthor:  Suzanne FeldmanPublication Information:  Henry Holt & Co. 2016. 272 pages.ISBN:  1627794530 / 978-1627794534Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley thr...
by Memories From Books on Jul 16, 2016

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Title:  Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to MarsAuthor:  Nathalia HoltPublication Information:  Little, Brown and Company. 2016. 352 pages.ISBN:  0316338923 / 978-0316338929...
by Memories From Books on Jul 2, 2016

The Invisible Library

Title:  The Invisible LibraryAuthor:  Genevieve CogmanPublication Information:  Roc. 2016. 352 pages.ISBN:  1101988649 / 978-1101988640Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through NetGalle...
by Memories From Books on Jun 27, 2016

Siracusa

Title:  SiracusaAuthor:  Delia EphronPublication Information:  Blue Rider Press. 2016. 304 pages.ISBN:  0399165215 / 978-0399165214Book Source:  I received this book through the Penguin First to Read program free of...
by Memories From Books on Jun 20, 2016

This Must Be the Place

Title:  This Must Be the PlaceAuthor:  Maggie O'FarrellPublication Information:  Knopf. 2016. 400 pages.ISBN:  0385349424 / 978-0385349420Book Source:  I received this book through the Penguin First to Read program...
by Memories From Books on Jun 15, 2016

Book Review: Good People by Nir Baram

A very ambitious and well researched novel which tries to understand how good people simply roll over and help commit atrocities...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jun 15, 2016

Book Review: The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

I did enjoy the book very much and would certainly recommend the whole series.

The Hopefuls

Title:  The HopefulsAuthor:  Jennifer ClosePublication Information:  Knopf. 2016. 320 pages.ISBN:  1101875615 / 978-1101875612Book Source:  I received this book through the Penguin First to Read program free of cost...
by Memories From Books on May 28, 2016

The Elements of Pizza

Title:  The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at HomeAuthor:  Ken ForkishPublication Information:  Ten Speed Press. 2016. 256 pages.ISBN:  160774838X / 978-1607748380Book Source:  I r...
by Memories From Books on May 19, 2016


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