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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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The Masterpiece by Fiona DavisLoved this story! Lost myself in two worlds that Davis created.  I became very attached to the characters and hated for the story to end. Along the way Davis teaches us about a lost art school in Grand Central Terminal in New York,and early artists, especially, Clara Darden, a prominent illustrator during the Great Depression.  A fascinating look at history and the struggle to save Grand Central as a national historic monument. And there’s a little mystery which is compelling. Read this in one sitting!

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis ($26.00*, Dutton Books), recommended by Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL.