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If You Were Here by Alafair Burke

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Lawyer/journalist McKenna Jordan is trying to solve a 10 year old missing person case. The person missing is her good friend Susan Hauptmann.  Susan appears in a video here she saves a boy from falling on train tracks.  McKenna, while tying to find her long lost friend comes upon many more mysteries involving murder. Now the police and FBI are talking to her.
A pretty good read. I would recommend it. -- submitted by Marianne

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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This is an imaginative, enjoyable, fantastical story.  I was reading along thinking this is Gaiman’s own little “Alice in Wonderland” and later on he does make a reference to that book. Ha! I actually think I enjoyed Gaiman’s story more.  Delightful and scary all at the same time! A quick read.

Still Life with Elephant by Judy Reene Singer

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Neelie thinks she has everything a woman could want, a wonderful husband and horses in her barn to train.  Then everything falls apart.  Her husband has an affair and mortgages everything for his new practice.  Needless to say Neelie wants a divorce and finds she is also losing her house.  She ends up going on a trip to Africa to rescue an elephant!  It is during this trip and taking care of this elephant that she finds out who she really wants to be. 


I really enjoyed this book and hope this author will write a second book about these haracters.
 -- submitted by Marianne

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Here is a Cinderella story about a Chinese boy and girl who meet in New York. Both are professors at a University. Boy (Nick) takes girl (Rachel) Home to Singapore for a cousin’s wedding and to meet the family.  Little does Rachel know that Nick’s family is one of the wealthiest old money families in China.  When the ladies of the family find out that Rachel does not come from money they do everything they can to make sure Nick doesn't ask her to marry him.  Never have I read a book that talks so much about who is worth how much money what all those rich people buy. It made me want to go right out and buy something myself.  I thought this was a good story.

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmannthe

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Nick & Helena are cousins growing up by Martha's Vineyard.  They are two totally different women, yet their relationship is very strong.  The story follows their lives with the husbands they have married and their children. It is the most dysfunctional family story I have ever read.  The author moves to the different main characters point of view making it very confusing at times. I think I will pass on her next book.
-- submitted by Marianne

Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

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Walls has become one my favorite authors and in this her third book she doesn't disappoint.  Meet “Bean” and Liz Holladay whose mother Charlotte abandons them in her pursuit of a musical artist career. After their mother leaves and doesn't return the girls decide to make their way back to Virginia to their eccentric Uncle’s old plantation home, the only relative they know.  They get involved working for a very controlling man in town, Maddox and when he tries something with Liz, the outspoken, do something about it Bean tries to take him down. 
Very Good! Thanks for another great read Jeannette!