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Rona's "First Coast Living" Recommendations 


Monday, May 8, 2017
 
The Language of Solitude, by Jan-Philipp Sendker ($26). A novel that provides insights into life in modern China, and the effects of a totalitarian regime and oppressive culture on individuals and families.


Spaceman of Bohemia, by Jaroslav Kalfar ($26). " Blending subtle asides on Czech history, the Cold War, and today's wobbly democracy, Kalfar's confection is an inventive, well-paced exercise in speculative fiction." Kirkus Reviews


Beartown, by Fredrik Backman ($26).  The bestselling author of "A Man Called Ove" tells the tale of a small town that pins all of its hopes on it's hockey team and its star player.  Then something catastrophic happens, and everything changes.


Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann ($28.95). Grann offers new insights into the killing spree of wealthy Osage Indians residing on the oil rich lands of Oklahoma in the 1920s and the FBI's investigation. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Second Mrs. Hockady  by Susan Powers ($25.95) is a historical novel about the South during the civil war as revealed through the letters and diaries of the famillies left at home.

Signals: New and Selected Stories by Tim Geaugtreaux ($26.95) explore the enduring challenges and strengths of residents in Louisiannaand North Carolina.

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