FRIDAY FINDS

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Friday Finds is a meme created by Jenn at Booksandabeat which gives us a chance to share recent books we’ve added to our never-ending TBR pile!! I’d love to hear if any of these sound good to you as well!

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Published March 28 By Minotaur Books

New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on.

Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn’t do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. But witnesses are missing, memories faded, and almost no one wants to talk about that grim, violent time in New York City—not even Saul Katz, a former NYPD cop and her source in Brooklyn’s insular Hasidic community.

So she goes it alone. And as she gets closer to the truth of that night, Rebekah finds herself in the path of a killer with two decades of secrets to protect.

From the author of the Edgar-nominated Invisible City comes another timely thriller that illuminates society’s darkest corners. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor, Julia Dahl’s Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial.

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To Be Published June 6th by Flatiron Books

Relationships are awful. They’ll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life.

Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.
They couldn’t hate it more.

The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent.

As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise’s walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you’ll read this year.

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Published March 23, 2017 By Orion

Two sisters and one betrayal that will carry across generations…

In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins – the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo – but how long will it be until their past returns?

The Returning Tide will sweep you away to the beautiful Cornish coast, full of secrets and mystery, and will be loved by fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore.

Don’t these all sound like Must Reads!! Ever single one has a fantastic cover and title that drew me in right away. Let me know if you think you’ll add any to your won TBR piles:)

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27 thoughts on “FRIDAY FINDS

    1. You have to let me know what you think of TRT, I just got that one, it’s my very first Bookdepository purchase:) I loved the cover and the fact that so many people said it made them cry…I’m a sucker for books that make people cry:)

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      1. I just checked Amazon UK, it’s not available there and it’s £20 on Book Depository- that’s way out of my price range. I think I’ll follow it till it drops in price, maybe wait for he paperback 😅
        In future, if you see a book and think ‘Janel will like that’, don’t post about it, you are the number one culprit in increasing my TBR 😂😂

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  1. All these books sound great. I am especially intrigued by Conviction. Already thinking about how it would go. Thanks for sharing. I will look out for this book. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Conviction sounds like my kind of book!

    Do you know if Booksandabeat is still active? The link didn’t work, and I tried adding the wordpress extension, but it didn’t look like it had been updated since January? I’d love to participate in this meme in the future, and I wanted to check out the originators blog first….

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    1. I thought Conviction sounded so good as well. You know I couldn’t find that blog either but I copied and pasted that from my previous blog posts and forgot to look again…if it’s inactive then just jump on board and don’t worry about linking up to another one. I’ll probably take it out of mine going forward if the blog isn’t up and running anymore.

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