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Chapter 39 - In the Stacks

If you are like me you probably have a stack of books just waiting to be read. I hear from so many customers that they have books at home but just have to look for more.

The old adage "So many books, so little time" is very true for me and periodically I'll go through what I have in the stacks and decide nothing suits, so I see what has come in recently in the store. That does nothing to reduce my own pile of TBR (to be read) books but does give me something else to choose from.

So from true confessions here are the books I have on my stack. Some of them have been recommended by customers, others just seemed to call me from their perches in a book store. Still others are new books from authors I love.

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline - I have enjoyed every Kline book I've read so I picked this one up which was published a few weeks ago. The story takes place in 19th century England and is about the lives of three different women who are exiled to Australia.

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict - I love the author and love the subject which is about Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill's wife. I initially bought this book in hardback and it is now in paperback so it has been on the pile for many months. I will get to it, I promise!

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman - Again, I think anything Backman writes is magic and this book, published just a few weeks ago, promises to be just that. The premise is that a bank robber takes 8 people hostage during a real estate open house. I guess we know why they are anxious!

Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones - I picked this up on the remainder table at a local full price book store. It is a biographical novel of Josephine Baker and spans from the 1920's to the 1960's. Baker was an actress, singer, dancer, civil rights activist and a member of the French Resistance.

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke - At the same time I bought the book about Josephine Baker, I bought this. It is about a black Texas Ranger on the trail of two seemingly related murders. This author was at the Savannah Book Festival a few years ago and while I didn't get to hear her speak, the book interested me then.

Tell me please, am I the only one with lots of books on their TBR pile?

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