Women's Fiction

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The Marriage Clock

Zara Raheem’s The Marriage Clock is a unique, beautiful story about a woman coming to accept herself – and the notion that maybe marriage isn’t everything. Leila Abid is looking for love, glamour and adventure, but so far all life’s given her is a mid-level job teaching high school Englis ...

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Razia

Slavery. It’s easy to assume it’s no longer an issue since it’s been banned in Western countries but the fact is, slavery is an ongoing issue in many parts of the world. And much as we don’t like to think about it, it often rears its head in our own backyards. Razia takes a look at the ‘ne ...

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Breathe In, Cash Out

Breathe In, Cash Out is the honest Wall Street book I didn’t know I wanted to read. Having recently joined the Accounting/Finance world (after 5 years in NYC for school), I’m intimately familiar with the lifestyle this book depicts. And while I’ve enjoyed reading about alpha-male CEOs in the p ...

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Stay and Fight

Stay and Fight is a powerful novel that haunts yet has derivative features that may give the reader pause.  But overall, it provides a thought-provoking experience. Helen Conley arrived in Appalachian Ohio fully in love with her boyfriend’s ideas about living off of the grid.  After all, if t ...

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The Unbreakables

There’s something melodramatically untidy about The Unbreakables, the story of a woman who plunges herself into a period of hedonistic self-discovery in France when her husband confesses to a double-digit number of affairs.  On the whole it thinks itself much more daring than it is, and sometimes ...

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The Plus One

If you’ve seen the John Malkovich movie Making Mister Right, you will be familiar with the premise of Sarah Archer’s The Plus One. All about a woman who literally creates her ideal boyfriend from code she’s written, It’s very much a rollicking eighties romcom with a twenty-first century glos ...

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A Rainbow Above Us

A Rainbow Above Us contains most of Sharon Sala’s go-to tropes, some of her weakest writing, and is, frankly, not worth a read, especially if this is your first entrée into her Blessings, Georgia series. Bowie James vowed years ago never to return to Blessings after he and his mom fled the tow ...

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The Bookshop on the Shore

Jenny Colgan is insistent that The Bookshop on the Shore is not a sequel to The Bookshop on the Corner, and is adamant the novel can be read as a standalone. She is absolutely right that The Bookshop on the Shore stands alone perfectly well; however significant life events happen to the heroine from ...

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The Summer We Lost Her

The Summer We Lost Her is the latest novel from author Tish Cohen. Part mystery and part exploration of a family in crisis, it's a book that's sure to evoke big feelings in its readers. The past several years have been a whirlwind for Matt and Elise Sorenson. Matt is a lawyer, on the verge of mak ...

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Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner is known for writing remarkably emotive books about women, their struggles, and their triumphs. In Mrs. Everything, she does this again, but in a much bigger, bolder way than before. Jo and Bethie Kaufman are sisters, growing up in 1950s Detroit and leading lives that are pretty a ...