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    Tomorrow Will Be Better | Book Review

    Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith Original Publication Date: 1948 Genres: Fiction Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother’s resentment toward being a housewife and her father’s inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life.  Tomorrow Will Be Better Margy Shannon is…

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    Daisy Jones & The Six | Book Review

    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Original Publication Date: 2019 Genres: Fiction Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has…

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    People We Meet On Vacation | Book Review

    People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry Original Publication Date: 2021 Genres: Fiction Source: I borrowed this book from the library. Goodreads People We Meet On Vacation: Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car ride home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small…

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    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden | Book Review

    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg Original Publication Date: 1964 Genres: Fiction, Illness Goodreads A modern classic, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published. Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the “normal” life…

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    The Fur Person | Book Review

    The Fur Person by May Sarton Original Publication Date: 1957 Genres: Animals, Fiction, Memoir Source: I purchased this book Goodreads In The Fur Person, May Sarton fictionalized an account of her cat Tom Jones’s life and adventures prior to making the author’s acquaintance begins with a fiercely independent, nameless street cat who follows the ten commandments of the Gentleman Cat—including “A Gentleman Cat allows no constraint of his person, not even loving constraint.” But after several years of roaming, Tom has grown tired of his vagabond lifestyle, and he concludes that there might be some appeal after all in giving up the freedom of street life for a loving home.…