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 Are you looking for a new historical fiction read? The Exiles is a fascinating history lesson.

I've always been curious about how Great Britain could possibly transport and support a convict community in far off Australia and Van Diemen's Land while dispersing the native population. Here is a glimpse of what conditions must have been like. At times the suffering is so hard to bear but the authorbrings hope to her family of characters who persevere despite terrible conditions. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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If you enjoy The Exiles, check out these similar titles: 

The Pull of the Stars  by Emma Donoghue

The Secret River by Kate Grenville 

Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough

 


Looking for a psychological fiction read?

Everything I Never Told You  is a heart-breaking story about a family tragedy where each generation suffers the pain of being different and the inability to communicate.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty 

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Saints for All Occasions  by Courtney J. Sullivan

 

 

 


"What would happen if you shared your truth?" One notebook containg this question brings together six strangers as they face their truths in The Authenticity Project. A heartwarming and reflective novel. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars 

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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Star-Crossed by Minnie Dark 

 

 

 

 


Try Ann Patchett's, The Dutch House on audio. It's an engaging historical fiction listen! 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 

The Last Romantics  by Tara Conklin 

Ask Again, Yes  by Mary Beth Keane

 

 

 

 

 


Love a great mystery? You won't want to put down The Mother-In-Law. Family secrets unravel in this suspensful family drama that will keep you guessing to the last page.

Rating: 4/5 Stars.

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The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 

The Lake House by Kate Morton

 

 

 

 


In need of a new series to read? Try book one, My Brilliant Friend, in Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner 

 

 

 

 


This story about being a gay teenager during the start of the AIDS crisis is told through lyrical and haunting prose.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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If you enjoy We are Lost and Found, check out these similar titles:

Like a Love Story  by Abdi Nazemian

Ziggy Stardust and Me  by James Brandon

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

 

 

 

 


 Looking for a young adult read? Try The Fountains of Silence  for a fantastic historical fiction read. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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If you enjoy The Fountains of Silence, check out these similar titles: 

Lovely War  by Julie Berry 

Shame of Stars  by Guadalupe Garcia McCall