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Varina is a haunting and beautifully written historical novel about Varina Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.  It traces her escape from Richmond with her children, her life before meeting her much older and already widowed husband, and her turbulent years after the war including her many losses and struggles.  She was truly a fascinating woman who lived during a time of great tragedy, change and upheaval.  Frazier includes so many interesting historical tidbits throughout the novel and reading Varina is a pure delight. 

Varina: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062405982
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Published: Ecco - April 3rd, 2018

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This is the incredible true crime story of McNamara’s relentless drive to solve the identity of the GSK, a rapist and murderer who terrorized California for a 10-year period. McNamara’s writing will draw you in and you will be hard-pressed to put this book down. A blogger, wife, mother, writer, tragically McNamara died in her sleep before the book was published just months before the criminalist, she had been working closely with, solved the crime and the GSK was arrested 40 years after his crime spree ended. 

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780062319784
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

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Less by Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most entertaining, funny and sweet novels I’ve read in a very long time. Arthur Less, a mid-list novelist from San Francisco is facing losing his youth (turning 50), his floundering career and his lover of nine years who is marrying someone else. He has to get out of town so he cobbles together an extensive writer’s boondoggle from invitations he has long since tossed aside. The trip takes him around the world but he can’t outrun his broken life and broken heart. Laugh, smile and enjoy this comic masterpiece. 

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018