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Title: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” Author: Mary Ann Shaffer Genre: Historical Fiction   The art of letter writing has gone by the wayside as electronic communication has advanced in the last few decades. Mary Ann Shaffer writes her historic novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” in the form of a trail of letter correspondence and reminds us what … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: Me Before You Author: Jojo Moyes Genre: Fiction In “Me Before You,” Jojo Moyes writes an emotional story about adventure and sacrifice. We follow a journey of finding love among incredible loss and learn what it truly means to put others before yourself. The novel’s protagonist is 35-year-old Will Traynor. For more than a decade Traynor was an adventurer of the world. He climbed … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: Big Little Lies Author: Liane Moriarty Genre: Mystery Labeled by The New York Times as one of 2014’s most popular books, “Big Little Lies” has certainly caught readers’ attentions in the past two years. Filled with relatable characters and unexpected plot twists, this book has something for everyone. Author Liane Moriarty begins the book by describing a murder case. Told by a bystander as … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: “The Circle” Author: Dave Eggers Genre: Science Fiction Technology is everywhere. There is no point in denying it. Problems that were once impossible to overcome are now solved and feats that were unimaginable have now been accomplished. Author Dave Eggers takes a futuristic look at the power technology wields in his latest book. “The Circle,” written in 2013, is very much influenced by what … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: “Longbourn” Author: Jo Baker Genre: Fiction “Pride and Prejudice” fans, this next one’s for you. “Longbourn” combines Austen’s classic novel with the downstairs servant drama found in “Downton Abbey.” Baker starts the novel by assuming that the reader has already fallen in literary love with “Pride and Prejudice” and understands the ins and outs of the Bennet household. It goes without saying that the … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: “The Rainbow Fish” Author: Marcus Pfister Genre: Children’s Literature You never grow up in the eyes of your favorite children’s book character. Curious George and The Very Hungry Caterpillar still see the little kid that was full of uncontrollable laughter and loved to run around the yard chasing butterflies. They don’t know about the “real world” with dress codes and expectations, and why should … Continue reading The Book Nook

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Title: “The Glass Castle” Author: Jeanette Walls Genre: Memoir For centuries people have come to the United States for great opportunities and a chance at freedom, but even those living here have one thing forced upon them: their family. In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, “The Glass Castle,” she tells the story of how she came to be the person she is today and what comes to … Continue reading The Book Nook

The Gluten-Free-Girl Shares a Meal In NYC

Try and recall the last time you sat down at the table and enjoyed your meal. No rushing or constant phone checking, just you, some friends and some great food. Shauna Ahern, more well known as the Gluten-Free-Girl, sat down with a group of her devoted gluten-free followers this week to simply enjoy a meal together. Anyone who eats gluten-free knows who Shauna Ahern is; … Continue reading The Gluten-Free-Girl Shares a Meal In NYC