Kathy's Staff Picks

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Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

"GREAT CIRCLE tells the tale of two women 100 years apart: Marian Graves, a pilot and Hadley Baxter, an actress cast to play this famous pilot. This epic novel is fascinating, adventurous, and well-written with great characters, historical details and fantastic settings. Don’t miss this great journey!"

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Morningside Heights: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524748357
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Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

"An emotional and touching story about a family living in NYC and the love they share, their triumphs, their challenges and how they cope when things turn out differently than anticipated. Right from the start, I felt connected to this family – all the characters just felt so real as if I was right there with them.  And I found myself rooting for each and every one. Masterly written, this moving novel is a fantastic book club pick and well worth the read!"

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The Sweet Taste of Muscadines: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158456
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 16th, 2021

"This is a deeply moving debut novel set in the South and the Scottish Hebrides. Lila and her brother, Henry travel back home after their mother died. Once back in their childhood home, they discover a secret that their mother kept from them, taking them on a journey to find the truth. I felt like I was inserted into this story with the beautiful descriptions of the settings along with the rich cast of characters. Pamela Terry is an amazing storyteller – a must read!"

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ISBN: 9780593101537
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Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021

"This is an incredible story based on the life of Belle da Costa Green, J.P. Morgan’s personal librarian who helped him amass an amazing collection of manuscripts and art. Belle was a trailblazer as she became one of the most powerful people in the book and art world in the early 1900’s, and not only because she was a woman but she was African American, a secret that she kept from everyone but her family.  Just a fascinating historical fiction novel and would be perfect for book clubs! A MUST Read!"

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: A Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250241702
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 2nd, 2021

"What a fun book!  Finlay Donovan, a single mom, a struggling author whose life is one big mess right now, finds herself mistaken for an assassin when her conversation is overheard and misunderstood.  She is lovable, makes bad decisions and has lots of antics. It is a great escape read!

If you love Rom-Com, this is a book for you with a little suspense mixed in – very entertaining!  Enjoy!"

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ISBN: 9781525806414
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Published: Graydon House - February 2nd, 2021

"A historical fiction novel based on the plight of a young Jewish woman, Hedy who finds herself on the Channel Islands during the Nazi Occupation.  As things get worse on the island, she does all that she can to try to try to stop the Germans with help from some island friends as well as help from a man that should be the enemy.   An uplifting book showing strength in spirit and courage to keep going.  Loved this!"

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ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

"Another amazing novel from Kristin Hannah!  The descriptions of the settings throughout the book are so real that you feel as if you are right there with the characters.  The characters are so real that you feel their hardships, sufferings, hopes and their triumphs.  This is a powerful and emotional account of a family living in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression and their struggle to find a better life.  It shows their resilience and their strength in fighting for what is right.  Loved it!"

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ISBN: 9781984803160
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Published: Berkley - November 17th, 2020

"Three second-born daughters take a life-changing trip to Italy in the hopes that they will break the family curse that all second-born daughters in their family will never find love. You will just adore these three main characters who spend this journey celebrating love and family and you will become fully invested in their stories. I just loved the wisdom of Aunt Poppy, the beautiful setting through Italy and their family tales. Just wonderful!!"