Book mentions in this thread

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    Olive Kitteridge

    by Elizabeth Strout

    The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son.
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    Away with the Penguins

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    The Enchanted April (Penguin Classics)

    by Elizabeth von Arnim

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    Saving Missy

    by Beth Morrey

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    The Lady In The Van

    by Alan Bennett

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    Jane and Prudence

    by Barbara Pym

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    Excellent Women (Penguin Classics)

    by Barbara Pym

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    Great Granny Webster (New York Review Books Classics)

    by Caroline Blackwood

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    The Stone Angel (Phoenix Fiction)

    by Margaret Laurence

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    The Case against Education

    by Bryan Caplan

    "Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity--in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. [He examines] why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy"--Dust jacket flap.
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    Old Baggage

    by Lissa Evans

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    How the Penguins Saved Veronica

    by Hazel Prior

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    The Animals in That Country

    by Laura Jean McKay

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    Moon Tiger

    by Penelope Lively

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    A Court of Thorns and Roses Series Sarah J. Maas 4 Books Collection Set (A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, A Court of Frost and Starlight)

    by Sarah J. Maas

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    I'm The Crazy Aunt Elizabeth Everyone Warned You About

    by Creative Juices Publishing

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    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria
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    Average is Over

    by Tyler Cowen

    A renowned economist describes the post-recession job market that is erasing the middle range, leaving only high-earning jobs that utilize machine intelligence and data analysis and low-earning jobs for those who aren't learning and adopting the new technologies.
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    These Foolish Things

    by Susan Thatcher

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    Twice The Speed Of Dark

    by Lulu Allison

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    The Hearing Trumpet (New York Review Books Classics)

    by Leonora Carrington

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    Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

    by Kathleen Rooney

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    Mum, you gave birth to a legend. Give yourself a day off.

    by Andrew Brad Macdonald

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    Wise Children

    by Angela Carter

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    Amy Snow

    by Tracy Rees

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    The Seduction of Mrs. Pendlebury

    by Margaret Forster

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    Up To No Good (The Church Series)

    by Carl Weber

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    The European Fortune of the Roman Veronica in the Middle Ages (Convivium Supplementum) (English and Italian Edition)

    by A. Murphy

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    An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

    by Helene Tursten

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    The Magnificent Spinster

    by May Sarton

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    The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)

    by Tove Jansson

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    The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff

    by Margaret Forster

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    My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

    by Fredrik Backman

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    Howl's Moving Castle

    by Diana Wynne Jones

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    Soldaten Notizbuch i knew some of the army quite well

    by Rudolf Erbsenbacher

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    The Spoon Stealer

    by Lesley Crewe

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    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (2008-09-02)

    by -Europa Editions-

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    The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt

    by Tracy Farr

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    Godmothers

    by Lisa Bevere

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    Britt-Marie Was Here \ Britt-Marie estuvo aquí (Spanish Edition)

    by Fredrik Backman

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    Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure

    by Courtney Milan

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    The Marlow Murder Club

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    Dolores Claiborne

    by Stephen King

    The chilling, compelling #1New York Times bestsellerÂ-and the inspiration for the blockbuster film starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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    Elizabeth Is Missing by Healey, Emma(June 10, 2014) Hardcover

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    The Blind Assassin

    by Margaret Atwood

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    A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman (2015-12-31)

    by Sarah Winman

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    The Helpline

    by Katherine Collette

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    Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

    by Olga Tokarczuk

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    The Thursday Murder Club

    by Richard Osman

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    Living off the Land

    by Lorraine Turnbull

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    The Cut

    by Chris Brookmyre

    The entertaining, moving, and unpredictable new thriller from multi-award-winning bestseller Chris Brookmyre is a wholly original masterpiece and the best crime novel of 2021. Millie Spark can kill anyone. A special effects make-up artist, her talent is to create realistic scenes of bloody violence. Then, one day, she wakes to find her lover dead in her bed. Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life - until she meets troubled film student and reluctant petty thief Jerry. Together, they begin to discover that all was not what it seemed on that fateful night . . . and someone doesn't want them to find out why.
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    Puffin Modern Classics Georges Marvellous Medicine

    by Roald Dahl

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    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of A/B Testing | Clearleft

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    Melmoth

    by Sarah Perry

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    The Possible World

    by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

    “A brilliantly written, moving story” (The Washington Book Review) about the converging lives of a young boy who witnesses a murder, the ER doctor who tends to him, and a woman guarding her long-buried past, from the author of What Could Be Saved. It seems like just another night shift for Lucy, an overworked ER physician in Providence, Rhode Island, until six-year-old Ben is brought in as the sole survivor from a crime scene. He’s traumatized and wordless; everything he knows has been taken from him in an afternoon. It’s not clear what he saw or what he remembers. Lucy, who’s grappling with the demise of her marriage, feels a profound connection to the little boy. She wants to help him…but will recovering his memory heal him or damage him further? Across town, Clare will soon be turning one hundred years old. She has long believed that the secrets she’s been keeping don’t matter to anyone anymore, but a surprising encounter makes her realize that the time has come to tell her story. As Ben, Lucy, and Clare struggle to confront the events that shattered their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together. The Possible World spans nearly a century—from the Great Depression through the Vietnam War era and into the present—and “in beautifully crafted prose” (Booklist) captures the complicated ways our pasts shape our identities, and how timeless bonds can triumph over grief. “A bittersweet story full of imagination and nostalgia, loss and redemption…The Possible World will seize readers from the first scene and hold tight until its satisfying conclusion” (Kirkus Reviews).
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    The Merrybegot

    by Julie Hearn