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    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Women’ by Kristin Hannah

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    Kristin Hannah’s latest book is historical fiction set in 1966 during the Vietnam War. The first part of the book takes place in Vietnam. The second...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman

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    Every Thursday, four senior citizens who live in an upscale retirement community meet to discuss cold case files and try to solve the murders the police could...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Land Remembered’ by Patrick D. Smith

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    “A Land Remembered” was the March selection for my book club. This novel is historical fiction of Florida from 1858 until 1960s. It was published in...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Exchange’ by John Grisham

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    “The Exchange” is John Grisham’s latest novel. It is advertised as a sequel to “The Firm” that was published in 1991, but it reads...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Someone Else’s Shoes’ by Jojo Moyes

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    Imagine working out at a gym and running late for a meeting. You grab your fake Marc Jacobs bag and dash to your co-worker’s...

    BOOK REVIEW ‘Blessing of the Lost Girls’ by J. A. Jance

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    “Blessing of the Lost Girls” is J. A. (Judith Ann) Jance’s latest book. As the title indicates, this novel is about missing and murdered...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Rose Code’ by Kate Quinn

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    “The Rose Code” is an intriguing novel set with two timelines. One is in 1940  during the early years of World War II. The other...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Diamond Eye’ by Kate Quinn

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    Kate Quinn has done it again! After authoring numerous gripping novels about women in World War II, she does not disappoint with “Diamond Eye.”...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Lost Summers of Newport’ by Beatriz Williams, Lauren...

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    The summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, are the setting for this book, which is about three women in three different eras written by three...

    Books reviews from CCPLS readers

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    Readers who frequent the Cullman County Public Library System share reviews of some of their recently read books. Submission date: June 22, 2023 Reviewer: Paulette Gentry Title:...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ by Shelby Van Pelt

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    This debut novel is somewhat whimsical and totally delightful. Set in fictional Sowell Bay near Seattle, it is a story of love, grief, the fear of aging...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Small Mercies’ by Dennis Lahane

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    Dennis Lahane’s latest book “Small Mercies” is set in Boston in 1974, just weeks away from court-ordered school desegregation. The novel is set in a time...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Simple Lies’ by David Baldacci

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    “Simply Lies” is David Baldacci’s latest book. It is a psychological thriller set in Virginia about two women in a cat and mouse race to solve a...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Codebreaker’s Secret’ by Sara Ackerman

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    “The Codebreaker’s Secret” has dual timelines. One takes place in the 1940s and the other in the 1960s. Isobel Cooper is a cryptanalyst during World War...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Boys from Biloxi’ by John Grisham

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    Set in 1960s Biloxi, Mississippi, a town on the gulf coast known as the “Poor Man’s Riviera,” this novel revolves around 12-year-old boys Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco,...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Love & Saffron’ by Kim Fay

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    “Love & Saffron” was written by Kim Fay, who is from Washington state. Her previous books are “Communion: A Culinary Journey through Viet Nam,” which was...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Lincoln Highway’ by Amor Towles

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    “The Lincoln Highway” is Amor Towles’ third novel. His previous books are “The Rules of Civility” and “A Gentleman in Moscow.” All three are bestsellers. Set in 1954,...

    She Reads: 2022 Recommended Reading List

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Well, here we are, we have made it to the conclusion of 2021 and as we’re introduced to 2022, we might...

    She Reads: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah...

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    “When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.You will assume she is obsessed...

    She Reads: ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

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    There are some novels that we return to after a while; books that resume their places in our hearts as we turn their pages...

    She Reads: ‘Of Women and Salt’ by Gabriela Garcia

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    “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia, follows Jeanette, a young woman who is battling addiction and in search of the deeply hidden truths...

    She Reads: fall reading recommendations

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    After quite an eventful summer season, we transition into fall with a cloudy sky freckled by falling leaves, or rainy weekends that blur into...

    She Reads: ‘A Simple Favor’ by Darcey Bell

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    Long time, no see, readers. We are picking after She Reads’ small hiatus and hitting the ground running with this week’s story, ‘A Simple...

    She Reads: ‘Then She Was Gone’ by Lisa Jewell

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    Though I cannot speak much to what exactly I was expecting from “Then She Was Gone,” author Lisa Jewell’s name has come up several...

    She Reads: ‘The Sound of Glass’ by Karen White

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    I’ve mentioned in other reviews how I am not a fan of love stories, but this week, I found Karen White’s "The Sound of...

    She Reads: ‘Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good’ by Nancy Werlin

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    This week in She Reads, we have an incredibly surprising work, “Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good” by Nancy Werlin. In this novel, we...

    She Reads: ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ by Ruth Ware

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    Last week, I wrote about how I had greatly enjoyed Ruth Ware’s work on, “Into A Dark, Dark Wood” and this week, I have...

    She Reads: Into A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

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    “I am running. I am running through moonlit woods, with branches ripping at my clothes and my feet catching in the snow-bowed bracken.” With...

    She Reads: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

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    This is a story that deserves to be spoken about with respect. Author Julie Kibler transports you back and forth through time as you...

    Editorial: Summer recommended reading list

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    Something magical happens when you first reach for a book. The possibilities become endless and worlds you knew nothing about become visible- fallen cities,...

    She Reads: ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

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    Let me begin this review by simply saying, y’all, I could not put this one down. This week, the book of choice has been...

    She Reads: ‘One Step Behind’ by Lauren North

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    Any time you open a new book, you are introduced to a world of endless possibilities. There are a thousand--no, a million different places...

    She Reads: The Woman in the Window by: A.J. Finn

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    When initially reaching for “The Woman in the Window”, I hoped sincerely to find a novel that would truly capture the magical essence of...

    Book Review: ‘Wolf Pack’ (A Joe Pickett novel)

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    “Wolf Pack” is a Joe Pickett novel, written by C.J. Box. This novel opened as a slower-paced, pleasant read, but suddenly took a surprising...

    3 books to add to your summer reading list

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    Here are three books to consider adding to your summer reading list, reviewed by Cullman County Public Library Director Sharon Townson. "Daisy Jones & The...