Maggie Reads Too Much (There's No Such Thing) - 2022 Favorites

Shrines of Gaiety: A Novel By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547970
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Published: Doubleday - September 27th, 2022

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.

The Displacements: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593189719
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 5th, 2022

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.

Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

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.

Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063204157
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

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.

Lucky Turtle By Bill Roorbach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750972
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 26th, 2022

This beautiful adventure about star-crossed young lovers who run away together will break your heart in a thousand ways. Simply gorgeous.

Unlikely Animals: A Novel By Annie Hartnett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593160220
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 12th, 2022

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.

Less Is Lost (The Arthur Less Books #2) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316498906
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022

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.

Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982131814
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

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.

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

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?

The Work Wife By Alison B. Hart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525899768
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Published: Graydon House - July 19th, 2022

Gloriously entertaining and thought-provoking, The Work Wife is the feminist summer (or anytime!) read you've been waiting for.