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The World Breaks Everyone – Lauren Clark

★★★ Stop the detective work. Ignore this and die. Olivia Jacobs, sixteen years old, is on the run. But this is not some typical teenager-on-the-run thing - her life, and everyone she knows is in danger. Her loving stepfather, Theo Jacobs, is beaten and jailed on the eve of his restaurant-opening, right before Olivia's eyes. He… Continue reading The World Breaks Everyone – Lauren Clark

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The Things We Learn When We’re Dead – Charlie Laidlaw

★★★ 'Trinity, can I see God?' Regrettably, Lorna, God is in a meeting. After years, and years, Lorna is finally on the cusp of being a lawyer, she's finally made all the right connections to secure her job and she'sfinally, finally 'made it' in the world. But all that changes in an instant. On her way home from a… Continue reading The Things We Learn When We’re Dead – Charlie Laidlaw

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Annapurna: Gastronomic Delights from my Fiji Indian Childhood – Nalini Naidu

★★★★ When I glance at Mum's recipe books with her special repertoire of dishes - turmeric-stained or splattered with some cake mixture - I am reminded of the love in these little treasures A recipe book from the heart! Naidu shares her favorite recipes from her childhood in the Fiji Indian area in a delightfully… Continue reading Annapurna: Gastronomic Delights from my Fiji Indian Childhood – Nalini Naidu

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Shivers in the Night – Various Authors

★★★★ This collection of short stories will definitely live up to the title! Spinner's Tale by Donna Freeman Elaine invited her into the old house, and it was apparent she was lonely Phyllis, suffering a miscarriage and divorce, finds solace and comfort with an elderly lady. When a nightmare compels Phyllis to visit her friend… Continue reading Shivers in the Night – Various Authors

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Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul – Simon Williams

★★★ Navigating life, in many ways, is like trying to fight a kangaroo you are seven. Simon Williams has always had a desire to see the world.  And, as time goes on, this desire has bloomed into a full-fledged "problem". Travel is the most exciting and worst decision a person can make, not unlike experimenting with… Continue reading Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul – Simon Williams

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Too Much Is Not Enough – Andrew Rannells

★★★★ ½ But here is something I discovered quickly about ambition and achieving your dreams: Once you taste it, you want more. Andrew Rannells - star of The Book of Morman and Girls - writes an atypical memoir about his life and struggles in his pre-famous years. In his memoir, he wanted to emphasize this time in his life because: These missing… Continue reading Too Much Is Not Enough – Andrew Rannells