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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 9:03 pm
No library so I’m looking to buy a few books to have for pesach.

I’m pretty open to genres though I do have a preference for mysteries.

Would appreciate any and all suggestions.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 9:41 pm
Just finished The two family house by Lynda Cohen loigman and it was really good. (Not a mystery)
Earlier in the summer I read a few really good books
The silent patient and the girl on the train.
Sorry these are not Jewish books.
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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 9:46 pm
I prefer non Jewish books. Thanks. I’ll check these out.
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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 9:53 pm
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lorie Gottlieb.

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger.

Best books I’ve ever read!
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 9:53 pm
Holocaust is my typical genre.
I can recommend some of those.

Other books are those by Ronald Balsam-(some Holocaust, Israel/Arab..)
Beneath A Scarlet Sky was fabulous. I am awaiting the movie. (It is Holocaust adjacent)
Song of the Jade Lilly was also a Holocaust adjacent book which I thought was excellent.

I just read The Rent Collector, which I thought was a worthwhile read.
Adrianna Trigiani is a great lighter read.
I also would recommend Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network-but they are intense.
Currently reading If All The Seas Were Ink-which I imagine would be very controversial on this site.

And to think I used to hate reading and my parents would have to bribe me to open a book!
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:02 pm
This thread is great! Was desperate for some new books to read...thanks everyone.
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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:03 pm
The Weight of Ink
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:06 pm
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks is set during a plague, if you want topical reading.

Do you like cozy mysteries? There's the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. For something lighter, Ashley Weaver's Amory Ames series, or Ann Cleeves' books.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:10 pm
no woman is a man. (didn't read it yet but sounds great)

the last mrs. parrish. (loved)
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:16 pm
amother [ Peach ] wrote:
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks is set during a plague, if you want topical reading.

Do you like cozy mysteries? There's the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. For something lighter, Ashley Weaver's Amory Ames series, or Ann Cleeves' books.

Yes, Year of Wonders or The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis if you want to read about olden days plague/contagion.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 22 2020, 10:20 pm
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
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