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Book Picks from Julie

Book Picks From Julie

by Julie Earhart

Green/6 star—OMG! You HAVE to read this book


Four star—excellent read but I’m not still talking about it six months later

Three star—it was good, but wait for the paperback

Two star—it was okay, but I would tell you to get it at the library

One star—worst books of the year

Christmas With Tucker by Greg Kincaid (historical fiction)*****

Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer (chick lit)*****

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (historical fiction)*****

The Games Men Play by Joe Schwartz (short story collection)*****

Juliet by Anne Fortier (contemporary/historical fiction)*****

Fly Me to the Morgue by Robert J. Randisi (Rat Pack mystery)*****

Little Black Dress by Susan McBride (magical realism/chick lit)*****

The Ghost of Greenwich Village by Lorna Graham (contemporary fiction)*****

Shanghai Girls by Lisa Yee (historical fiction)*****

The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott (literary fiction)*****

Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (mystery)*****

True Surrealism by Christopher Kilm (short story collection)*****

Sarah’s Key by Tatina de Rosnay (historical fiction)******

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (historical fiction)*****

All That’s True by Jackie Lee Miles (contemporary fiction)*****

Joe’s Black T-Shirt by Joe Schwartz (short story collection)*****

Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln by Janis Cooke Newman (historical fiction)******

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock (historical romance)*****

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell (literary fiction)******

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (contemporary fiction)****

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (literary/historical fiction)****

An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell (literary fiction)****

Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti (nonfiction)****

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg (contemporary fiction)****

Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli (literary fiction)*****

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone (nonfiction)****

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (contemporary fiction)****

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy (contemporary fiction)****

Miss Julie Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross (contemporary fiction)*****

A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott (historical mystery)***

The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean (contemporary fiction)***

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards (contemporary fiction)***

The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbi Ann Mason (historical fiction)***

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (historical fiction)***

A Secret Kept by Tatina de Rosnay (contemporary fiction)***

All Shot Up by Chester Himes (detective/mystery)***

I’m a Fool to Kill You by Robert J. Randisi (Rat Pack mystery)***

Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg (literary fiction)***

The Capablanca Variation: The End Game by Douglas Quinn (thriller)***

Nella Last’s Peace edited by Patricia & Robert Malcolmson (nonfiction)***

Cover the Butter by Carrie Kabak (historical fiction)**

The Greta Garbo Murder Case by George Baxt (cozy mystery)**

A Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson (historical fiction)*

Canone Inverso by Paolo Maurensig (Literary fiction)*

The Blackest Bird by Joel Rose (historical mystery)*

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