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Come to the Edge: A Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385523189
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Published: Random House - January 10th, 2012

Christina Haag writes movingly of the deep love she shared with John Kennedy, Jr. Her writing is exquisite. “Lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic ecstasy of early love,” the Washington Post review said of this memoir, and I wholeheartedly agree. But it’s tinged with sadness from the beginning: you know this joy won’t last, that it’s all the more precious for it, and that adds a beautiful poignancy to the book.


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In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

I loved this book's exploration of friendship, love, loyalty, and the path not taken. Have some tissues at the ready.


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Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316243384
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 4th, 2014

This delightful book is a collection of letters that Nina Stibbe wrote home when she nannied for a posh family in 1980s London. It’s a lovely, easy read, full of gentle British humour.  


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The Roxy Letters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121433
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

Set in the simpler time of 2012, this is the story of Roxy, who’s trying to find her way in life while fighting against the gentrification of her beloved Austin, Texas. It's the perfect book if you want an escape right now -- the epistolary format means that you don't have to concentrate for long (though you'll probably end up wanting to), plus it's fun and touching and just a little bonkers.


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Star-Crossed: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984822833
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

This story of interlinked lives and unintended consequences was a delight and the writing was beautiful — it had the feel of a fairytale for grownups, in all the best ways. Maybe the best book I’ve read in years. 


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Ordinary People: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631498138
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

This observation of marriage and family is written with insight, compassion, and elegance. It brings London to life very vividly, too, so that it's almost another character in the book.  If you're a young mum struggling with the demands of motherhood, you will likely feel deeply understood, too.