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Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Read more.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie
A gripping new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich on the eve of World War II. Read more.
Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim's magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in Read more.
A History of Cadbury by Diane Wordsworth © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
A History of Cadbury by Diane Wordsworth
In 2024, Cadbury's will be celebrating 200 years of the first store opening. This is the story of how the Read more.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the Read more.
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
The year is 1921, and “Nobody” Alice James is on a cross-country train... Read more.
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare
Christmas arrives early when a fateful encounter leads two strangers to unexpected love in this holiday romance. Read more.
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Dracul by J.D. Barker, Dacre Stoker
A riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's -- and the tale Read more.
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero by Christian Di Spigna © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero by Christian Di Spigna
A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general... Read more.
Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay
It's murder by the book in the latest hit Library Lover's mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Read more.

Book Clubs

The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe
The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the Read more.
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima enters his life. She is a curandera, one who heals with herbs Read more.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born Read more.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does Read more.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
A sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something... Read more.
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
A shadowy and mysterious character in the first book, but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of Read more.
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars Read more.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen Read more.

All Books

The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists by Gregory Curtis
In his new book, Gregory Curtis introduces us to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—to the men and Read more.
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics Read more.
Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave Read more.
Porcelain Artist
Painting flowers booklet. I have so much to learn and I really enjoyed all it had to offer. Read more.
Happy Library Shelfie Day, Plus 5 Classics I Reread in 2019, and my 2019 Goodreads Year in Review!
Books, books, and more books! My 2019 year in review and current book shelf! Read more.
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Now, collected here for the first time are all seven of this extraordinary writer's stories so far-plus an eighth story Read more.
Voltaire Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire
Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately Read more.
The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Paul Stuart #2) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Paul Stuart #2) by Alexander McCall Smith
Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed from his time in Tuscany, has returned to Scotland to work on Read more.
The Wolf's Call (Raven's Blade #1) by Anthony Ryan
The Wolf’s Call (Raven’s Blade #1) by Anthony Ryan
Anthony Ryan's debut novel Blood Song - book one of the Raven's Shadow series - took the fantasy world by Read more.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Read more.