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Early Bird Books: 8 Books for Fans of Little Women

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If you’re missing the March sisters, these books are for you. In 1868, author Louisa May Alcott gave us one of the most beloved novels of all time: Little Women. The book tells the story of the four March sisters: Beautiful and responsible Meg, headstrong and intelligent Jo, sweet Beth, and Amy—the baby. Set during the Civil War, the four teenage girls live with their mother Marmee, as their father is serving as a pastor in the war. Alcott loosely based Little Women on her own life, and went on to write two sequels: Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Throughout her life, the author wrote several other novels, but none were ever as popular as the family saga she wrote towards the beginning of her career. If…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Inside the WSJ’s Book List; Jeff Goodell’s ‘The Water Will Come’

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Looking for a good book to curl up with this winter? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast Roxanne is joined by Ellen Gamerman, the Arts and Culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Ellen takes us inside the Journal and shares some winter reads and even talks Oscars. Also, in this episode Roxanne speaks to author, journalist, and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Water Will Come. Goodell, who has covered climate change for fifteen years, has previously written five books on topics such as the coal industry, Geoengineering and even a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley. We have certainly heard the doomsday scenarios of the impact of climate change, the warming ocean, the melting glaciers, and…

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HBO’s Big Little Lies is the New Desperate Housewives Thanks to Liane Moriarty

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When we heard that Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, Big Little Lies was being adapted as a limited series on HBO, we were instantly intrigued. And then we found out about the star-studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, with Jean-Marc Vallée directing (of Dallas Buyers Club and Wild fame). With all those A-list names, how could Big Little Lies go wrong? Luckily, we can assure you that it’s awesome. Soapy and sexy and shot like a cinematic movie, this is HBO – and Moriarty – at their best. The reviews have come pouring in since the show premiered on February 19, and there’s a common tagline that keeps popping up again and again: Big Little Lies is Desperate Housewives…

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Just Keep Swimming: 4 Books to Read After You Finally See Finding Dory!

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P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney has been ingrained in my brain thanks to the hilarious Dory. Thirteen years ago, Disney-Pixar introduced a film that touched the hearts of all ages and we’ve been (im)patiently waiting since then to see our favorite characters of Finding Nemo back on the big screen. Well, the wait is over because on June 17, we will be onto the next adventure with Marlin, Dory and Co. in Finding Dory (We’re wishing her the best of luck considering that pesky annoyance of having no short-term memory!), with the familiar bickering voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks leading the way. We know that you’ve already bought your ticket to go see Finding Dory on Friday and that you’ve…

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Would you open the letter?

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What would you do if you accidentally found an envelope addressed to you, in your husband’s handwriting, indicating that it should be opened upon his death? Your husband is young and very much alive. You have three young daughters. Your busy life as president of the parent-teacher organization, enthusiastic Tupperware salesperson, and obsessive organizer doesn’t leave much time for drama. Would you open it? That is the dilemma that faces Cecelia in Australian Liane Moriarty’s latest novel, The Husband’s Secret, which is set in Sydney but will also ring true for American readers. Cecelia is not the only one with a problem. Rachel, another member of the close neighborhood, is facing the departure of her adult son and his family,…

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