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October Choices: Secret Lives, and a Stirring Memoir

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Members of the Girly Book Club are voting on the following four titles to determine the book selection for their October club meetings in 70 chapters around the world. If You Knew Her (Harper Books) by Emily Elgar (384 pages) Cassie had it all – the fairytale wedding, the stunning home, the perfect husband. But when she arrives at the intensive care ward at St Catherine’s Hospital in a coma, it soon becomes clear she has a secret — a secret that changes everything. Alice, the chief nurse on the ward, begins to feel a connection with Cassie and can’t help but wonder if things are not quite as they seem. Frank, another patient, can hear and see everything around him…

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BookTrib Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish is Addictive, Thrilling and Impossible to Put Down

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In The Last Mrs. Parrish, Amber Patterson has had a disappointing life. So, when she sets her eyes on a handsome, rich married man, Jackson Parrish, she makes it her goal to make him hers. She befriends his lovely wife, Daphne, and weasels her way into the family, developing relationships with his inner circle, even his young children. Amber’s sisterly connection with Daphne deepens as they have what seems to be unbreakable ties as they bond over similar experiences of loss, and their friendship appears to be genuine and strong.  But Amber is conniving and she works her way into Mr. Parrish’s office, ultimately getting a job as his assistant, and manipulating him into being interested in her and thinking his wife is…

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Joni Mitchell, Tom Hanks, and Gabrielle Union: This Week’s New Releases

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“By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong…” Joni Mitchell inspired more than just other female recording artists – she is still to this day one of the best and most influential songwriters in the world. She contracted polio at the age of nine, which ended her athletic lifestyle, and forced her to turn to academics and literature. Though she didn’t take to formal education, she was inspired to write poetry, which was perhaps the first form her lyrics took. Now a nine-time Grammy winner, she has allowed her musical tastes and genres to evolve, but in our opinion, her 1971 album Blue is still the best. This week, Joni Mitchell’s biography Reckless Daughter has been…

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