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Review: Dive Into Psychological Mystery on Peregrine Island

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Tolstoy said that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Diane B. Saxton, the debut author of Peregrine Island (She Writes Press, August 2, 2016), would probably agree. Her new novel dives into a memorably dysfunctional family, the Peregrines, living on the titular private island on Long Island Sound. Three generations of women live there: Winter, the calculating matriarch, her rebellious adult daughter, Elsie, and her child daughter, Peda. The novel alternates between these three very distinct viewpoints – giving readers the impression of an isolated family wrapped up in years of internal angst. This serves to heighten the sense of mystery when the main story comes into play. It’s hard to describe what’s going on in Peregrine…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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Beach Shelfie picks courtesy of Tattered Cover Bookstore

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The brutal winter is over and everyone is jockeying for position on the beach. When you’re out there, lounging by the waves and soaking up the rays, you’ll want a good book. It’s likely that you want a fun, gripping, fast-moving story that might just include an exotic setting. So, we asked Tattered Cover Bookstore to recommend three books that should be packed alongside the blanket and sunblock in the picnic basket. Lead Buyer Cathy Langer was nice enough to give us several new titles that will stimulate the mind as you listen to the waves. Check ’em out: 1. The Rocks by Peter Nichols (Riverhead Books, May 26, 2015) Set on the island of Mallorca and revolving around a…

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