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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Doubleday


Summary:   Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

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Book Review: Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

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Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau


Summary:  Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job - but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn't exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family's real-estate empire, only to find that he might not be...

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Book Review: A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

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A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Summary:   Sometimes your life is split by a single decision. 

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still...

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Book Review: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

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The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Random House
Summary:   In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the brilliant scam...

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Book Review: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

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Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Houghten Mifflin Harcourt


Summary:  A wise and entertaining novel about a woman who has lived life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years, only to find herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family’s various catastrophes

Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to...

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