Book Picks – Fall 2018

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With the summer days behind us, we can still curl up with a good book. We have selections that will transport you to the beach or to a New York City reality show. We have some classics as well, thanks to the book picks of models Rayne Ivanushka and Mariah Strongin.

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The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll – Md Staff Pick
Based in New York City, five very successful women agree to be on a reality series, “Goal Diggers”. Two sisters are part of this group. By the end of the series, one sister is murdered. Who did it? There are secrets to protect, resentment, a hot, non-working actor-husband… just another reality show?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – Model Rayne Ivanushka Read
Based in Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, Francie Nolans may not have the easiest life, but she seems to find joy in simple pleasures. Her father, Johnny, has an inclination for alcohol while her Aunt Sissy has a habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce. Yet, it is the humble life she finds for herself in Williamsburg, which brings her joy, including “junk day” on Saturdays to the special excitement of holidays.

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The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews – Md Staff Pick
Josephine Bettendorf Warrick is a 90-year-old heiress that enlists the help of attorney Brooke Trappnell, which is a departure from the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years. Josephine requests Brooke’s help in protecting her 20,000-acre barrier island home and to help make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club ― so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades. As Brooke begins working, she finds herself in the makings of a scandal where someone could become extremely rich or in the crosshairs of a murderer.

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – Model Mariah Strongin Read
Set during World War I, this is a story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. This is a semi-autobiographical story that works to examine the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center – Md Staff Pick
Margaret Jacobsen’s life is looking good – a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, we find her in the hospital where she is facing the idea that nothing will be the same anymore. As the book shares, “Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect”.

And, we got even more book options – Book Picks – High Summer 2018 Edition.