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When Your Story Hits Too Close to Home In 2002, this happened. My first husband, to whom I was married nine years, disappeared. He left

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This month’s best new books are like nothing you’ve ever read before. Here are nine titles we’re adding to our must-read list: THE UNBREAKABLES BY LISA

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Mrs Mommy Booknerd May 16, 2019

A delicious, sharp novel about a woman who jets off to France after her perfect marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while

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Summer 2019 promises to be a stellar reading season. The great thoughts’ list has you covered for all genres. Go forth, use sunscreen and read…

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Lisa Barr, writer of “The Unbreakables.” (Photo courtesy Lisa Barr) Jackie PilossophPioneer Press Their little girls were just 5 and 3 years old when Lisa

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A #1 Mom mug is all well and good, but why not prove how exceptionally awesome your mom is by picking up one of these

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Who’s ready for longer days, warmer nights, and all the joy that Summer brings? Me! Oh, you are, too? Great! Then let’s talk about what you’ll be

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Advanced Review – Uncorrected Proof Issue: May 15, 2019 The Unbreakables. By Lisa Barr June 2019. 352p. Harper, paper, $16.99 (9780062895394) Sophie Bloom thought her

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The Unbreakables Barr (Fugitive Colors) skillfully portrays powerful connections among women in this gripping and honest tale of betrayal and transformation. Midwest sculptor Sophie Bloom

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LOVE AND MARRIAGE What I Want My Kids To Understand About Date Night Lisa Barr SAM BLOOMBERG-RISSMAN Dear Kids, This may be hard to believe,

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