Maggie Reads Too Much (There's No Such Thing) - 2022 Favorites
Featuring deft character studies and a lack of sentimentality, this clever timepiece set in the roaring '20s has an atmospheric mix of criminal and cop, ingenue and madame. Witty & wise, moving but never mawkish, this is Atkinson at the top of her game.
This book is terrific: full of family strife and pressure that builds from impending disasters, both familial and climatic. Holsinger has created a palatable atmosphere of foreboding from which you can't tear yourself away.
A compelling and beautifully crafted story with a mystery at its giant, horse-sized heart. This is a book about the fragility of life, love, and liberty for people of color in this country, in the past and the present day.
You'll fall in love with all the creatures who live in Sowell Bay. Easy to read, yet rich with themes of loss & grief, this charming book offers hope for all those feeling trapped & lonely in their lives.
This beautiful adventure about star-crossed young lovers who run away together will break your heart in a thousand ways. Simply gorgeous.
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Small-town residents—dead, alive, missing, and four-pawed—are the joyful heart of this unforgettable novel. Harnett's unique characters & quirky humor make dark stuff seem lighter and more manageable, a skill we all need to master these days.
The heartwarming misadventures of my favorite literary non-hero continue! It's wonderful to be back in a Lessian world, getting lost in America in this delightful sequel that's sweet, funny, and poignant.
This beautifully crafted saga of two old friends discovering new facets of each other, and themselves, is completely absorbing, good for the soul, and as bracing as a coastal breeze in Maine.
A pure delight of a novel! Well crafted and clever, it features an inspiring heroine, charming small-town characters, a very precocious child, and a brilliant dog. And rowing. What's not to love?
Gloriously entertaining and thought-provoking, The Work Wife is the feminist summer (or anytime!) read you've been waiting for.