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LitStack Rec: Commonwealth & All the Birds in the Sky

Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett Of divorce, Nicole Krauss wrote, “One of us held on to the ambition of the one idea far longer than was reasonable, whereas the other, passing a garbage can one night, had casually thrown it away.” That’s how ending a marriage can feel, especially for the spouse who’s left behind, an […]

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LitStack Review: Synchronized Breathing by Tara Ellison

Synchronized Breathing Tara Ellison The Writer’s Coffee Shop 978-1-61213-189-4 After discovering nude photos her husband had taken of himself on his computer, Scarlett Spencer realizes her marriage is over. Deciding to divorce is the easy part. Navigating through the lengthy divorce process proves harder, messier, and more expensive than she expected. She and her toddler […]

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LitStack Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars E. Lockhart Delacort Press Release Date:  May 13, 2014 ISBN 978-0-385-74126-2 Take a privileged family – the beautiful Sinclairs, headed by Granddad and Tipper, and their three married (at least at times) daughters – who summer on a private island across the water from Martha’s Vineyard.  Add in a bunch of blond, […]

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LitStack Review: Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Candlelight Christmas Susan Wiggs Harlequin MIRA ISBN-10: 077831474X “Hearts… don’t let you lie, even to yourself.” That’s the lesson Darcy Fitzgerald learns in her attempt to navigate the holiday season after a devastating divorce. Since her childhood, her family and her ex-husband’s family have celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together, but after their divorce, the strain […]

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The Tent by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Tent Kealan Patrick Burke Amazon Digital Services Publication Date: April 20, 2013 Kealan Patrick Burke is a winner of the Bram Stoker Prize (awarded by the Horror Writer’s Association) and has been called “One of the most clever and original talents in contemporary horror” by Booklist.  But with Horror not really my genre-of-choice, I […]