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The Weight of Being by Kara Richardson Whitely #Review @kararwhitely @sealpress


In The Weight of Being, author Kara Richardson Whitely reveals her struggle with trying to lose weight, having a binge-eating disorder, and the shame she feels about her size. Following along in her journey,  readers will learn about the frustration she felt with each failed dieting attempt, the fears she had about passing on bad food habits to her children, and the despair she felt when her weight began to prevent her from participating in family activities she once enjoyed—all of which ultimately led her to making a life-changing decision.

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An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen #Review @StMartinsPress


The authors of The Wife Between Us are back with another collaboration, and it’s every bit as good as the first. In An Anonymous Girl, Hendricks and Pekkanen tell us the tale of Jessica Farris, a struggling New York makeup artist who signs up for a psychological study as a means to earn some quick cash. Doctor Shields’ study on ethics and morality turns out to be far more involved than the question-and-answer sessions Jessica expected them to be,  and it isn’t long before she begins to question whether events in her life or real, or just another manipulation of the enigmatic Doctor Shields.

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank #Review


73 years after her death in the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, Anne Frank remains one of the most recognizable victims of the Holocaust. Her diary was first published in 1947 by her father. Since then, it has been translated into 70 languages, and sold more than 30 million copies world-wide.

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Closer by K.L. Slater #Review @KimLSlater @bookouture


Ending a marriage is never easy when you have a child. It’s especially difficult for Emma Barton because her soon-to-be ex-husband Shaun is seeing another woman, Joanne Dent—who is not only Emma’s boss, but also the mother of a girl that Emma’s daughter strongly dislikes. Adjusting to her parents split is difficult for Maisie, but Emma begins to see signs that something more is going on with her little girl… something she refuses to talk about. As Maisie withdraws from everyone and everything she loves, Emma is convinced it has everything to do with Joanne and her obnoxious daughter Piper—and she has to prove it before something terrible happens to her little girl.

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult #Review @JodiPicoult @atrandom


It’s a day like any other at the Center—the last abortion clinic to remain open in the state of Mississippi—until a man with a concealed weapon gains entry to the clinic and starts shooting. In the aftermath, the dead lay where they fell, and the remaining occupants of the clinic (some of whom are wounded) are held hostage. Hugh McElroy is the hostage negotiator on the scene, but this isn’t like other hostage situations he’s been involved in: this time, his own daughter is one of the hostages trapped inside.

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