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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow   Pages: 371   Published: 2019

The book: It’s America in 1901.  Seven-year-old January Scaller lives in an old rambling mansion in Vermont.  Her father travels constantly to far-flung corners of the world so she is the ward of his employer, Mr. Locke. On a trip to Kentucky with her guardian, January discovers a magical door to another world. Read more

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Elif Shafak   
Pages: 308      Published: 2019

The book: This story begins at the end with the death of a prostitute called Tequila Leila.  For 10 minutes and 38 seconds after Leila has taken her last breath, her brain continues to function and she recalls her life and what brought her to this ignominious end. Read more

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern   Pages: 494    Published: 2019

The book: Zachary Rawlins finds an unusual old book in his university library. The book captivates him. Strangely, it contains a story that is about Zachary when he was a child. Fascinated, he sets out to solve the puzzle that appears to be contained in the book. This quest will take him to strange and amazing places where he will meet unusual and sometimes dangerous people. Secret societies, magic, and alternate realities abound! Read more

The Trespasser

Tana French       Pages: 449        Published: 2016

The book: Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran are assigned a new murder case. Initially, it looks like a typical lovers’ quarrel gone wrong.  Other detectives on her squad are pushing her to close the case and not look beyond the obvious. However, something is bothering Antoinette.  She is convinced that things are not as straightforward as they appear. Will Detective Antoinette and her partner, Detective Moran, work out what is really going on and solve the crime? Read more

My Sister The Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite     Pages: 226        Published: 2017

The book: Korede is a nurse in Lagos, Nigeria. She lives at home with her mother and her sister Ayoola, who is her mother’s favorite. Ayoola has murdered at least one of her boyfriends. Korede is infatuated with a handsome doctor she works with. Will the doctor notice Korede?  Will Ayoola find a new boyfriend, and what will be his fate? Read more

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Pages: 95         First published: 1971

The book: Helen Hanff, a writer in New York, collected very old and rare British books. In 1949, she wrote to a bookshop located at 84 Charing Cross Road in London to see if they could obtain some of the books she wanted. So began a correspondence with the bookshop manager and some of the employees that lasted for twenty years. This book is a collection of that correspondence. Read more

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