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

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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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How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley #Review

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In How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, Jason Stanley explains fascist ideologies, how it spreads, and why democratic societies are vulnerable to it.

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The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain #Review @D_Chamberlain @StMartinsPress

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The hits keep coming for Carly Sears. Her husband Joe was killed in Vietnam, and the joy she felt at discovering she was pregnant turned to devastation when she learns her unborn baby has a fatal heart defect. Her brother-in-law tells her a way her baby can survive and it sounds insane to Carly…  but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to save her baby girl.

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter #Review @slaughterKarin @wmmorrowbooks

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What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea Cooper is celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her mother, Laura, when a gunman enters and starts shooting people. Andrea is shocked when Laura confronts the gunman and ends the conflict. Full of questions her mother refuses to answer and followed quickly by another shocking event, Andrea finds herself on the run at Laura’s urgent request. Now she’s on a quest to uncover her mother’s secrets… completely unaware of how dangerous those secrets may be.

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Vox by Christina Dalcher #Review @CVDalcher @BerkleyPub

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The Bible Belt expanded, and before long, encompassed the entire United States. The Pure Movement took hold soon afterwards, and women lost everything. First, they took away their passports, then they took everything else. No books. No writing. No jobs. No money. No phone. No birth control. No same-sex relationships (for anyone). And, finally, allowing women to speak only one hundred words per day—enforced by a bracelet worn on the wrist—a word counter—that delivered an electric shock which increased in intensity with every word spoken over their daily allotment. Women were allowed to cook, clean, garden, have babies… and very little else.

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