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(TBT) “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

This was Kline’s response when asked, “Generally, what do you see as the factors that influence a novel’s success?” (Being A Writer). Kline’s novel Orphan Train sat on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years and although it could have been due to all the things she listed, it also could have lingered there simply because it was a really good book.

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(TBT) “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” by Jennifer Ryan

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, published in 2017, is Jennifer Ryan’s first novel. Just to clear up any confusion that could arise, she is not the only author named Jennifer Ryan. She should have included a middle initial to distinguish herself from the other Jennifer Ryan, a contemporary romance author from San Francisco who has written multiple series.

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(TBT) “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins

“Beckford is not a suicide spot. Beckford is a place to get rid of troublesome women,” (89). Keep that in mind while reading Paula Hawkins newest novel, Into the Water. Like her last novel, The Girl on the Train, the book is written from multiple people’s points of view, each with their own insight and clues as to who committed the crime. And like The Girl on the Train, the story is full of suspense and twists and turns that leave the reader guessing whodunnit up until the last sentence.

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(TBT) “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy

The Road, a novel by Cormac McCarthy, is a post-apocalyptic story about a man and his son who are walking to the coast with only a shopping cart carrying a few things. The story not only demonstrates a perception of what the end of world would look like, but also the deep bond that the father and son have.