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The Ugly Cry: A Memoir By Danielle Henderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525559351
Published: Viking - June 8th, 2021

This memoir will make you laugh out loud. The memories of her childhood are uproariously funny and so sad at the same time. Henderson struggles to find herself in a world that has dished out the worst of circumstances. Early on she developed a clear determination to find herself, sprinkled with her foul mouthed grandmother's words of wisdom, she is able to make peace in an unkind world with humor and wisdom. 

Review by Sue

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The Flatshare: A Novel By Beth O'Leary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250295651
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Flatiron Books - January 5th, 2021

Absolutely charming, smartly plotted, and completely believable. Tiffy and Leon meet under curious circumstances but manage to build friendship and intimacy over time by writing sticky notes and leaving them about the flat. Tiffy and Leon possess specific, unique styles of voice which make them vivid, if opposite, characters. No lazy or trope-ish story here, though the climax delivers a romantic comedy of Hollywood-esque proportions. 

Review by Danielle