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Title: Here Lies The Father Author: Mckenzie Cassidy Publishing: January 5th 2021 by Kaylie Jones Books GOODREADS SUMMARY: When Ian Daly and his sister Catherine arrive for their wayward father’s funeral in his small and desolate Upstate New York hometown, a secret that was kept from them their entire lives emerges: their father Thomas abandoned two other families, leaving behind two furious wives and several children who never knew their father. For as long as Ian can remember, his own family has covered up for Thomas’s alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Now, Ian wants to know the truth, but is met with resistance from his own sister and their mother, who want to preserve the carefully constructed myth they’ve created around who Thomas really was. In the cold, lonely winter landscape of small-town New York, fifteen-year-old Ian sets out alone to learn the truth about his father’s past and the families he left behind. Here Lies a Father examines the long-term effects shameful secrets have on a family, and how difficult it is for a young man to reconstruct his own sense of right and wrong when every value and moral principle he was ever taught was based on a lie. ASHLEY’S REVIEW: […] For more, go to: (Source)

TITLE: The Perfect Guest AUTHOR: Emma Rous PUBLISHING: January 12th 2021 by Berkley Books GOODREADS SUMMARY: 1988. Beth Soames is fourteen years old when her aunt takes her to stay at Raven Hall, a rambling manor in the isolated East Anglian fens. The Averells, the family who lives there, are warm and welcoming, and Beth becomes fast friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even feels like she’s truly part of the family…until they ask her to help them with a harmless game–and nothing is ever the same. 2019. Sadie Langton is an actress struggling to make ends meet when she lands a well-paying gig to pretend to be a guest at a weekend party. She is sent a suitcase of clothing, a dossier outlining the role she is to play, and instructions. It’s strange, but she needs the money, and when she sees the stunning manor she’ll be staying at, she figures she’s got nothing to lose. In person, Raven Hall is even grander than she’d imagined–even with damage from a fire decades before–but the walls seem to have eyes. As day turns to night, Sadie starts to feel that there’s something off about the glamorous guests who […] For more, go to: (Source)

Title: Five Total Strangers Author: Natalie D. Richards Publishing: October 6th 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire Goodreads Summary:When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight. As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she’s stuck in the car with don’t actually know one another. Soon, they’re not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster Tee’s Review: Imagine wanting to get home so badly that you are willing to do almost anything to get there.  This is the decision that high school student Mia makes as she realizes she is stranded in the Philly airport . All planes have been grounded due to an approaching blizzard and she will not make it home to spend Christmas with her mother who needs her. Coming home from San Diego, where she lives with her […] For more, go to: (Source)

“So many people want to claim they were responsible for bringing the Hall to Cleveland, says writer Norm Nite, “and I knew the real people that were responsible” For more, check out: (Source)

Awesome rock & roll reads, from Keith Richards and Patti Smith to Slash and Nikki Sixx For more, check out: (Source)

The excerpt comes from Guralnick’s excellent new book ‘Looking to Get Lost,’ which features profiles of Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke, and more For more, check out: (Source)

In Case you missed the news, Palaye Royale, have released their long awaited graphic novel, “The Bastards: Vol. 1″, available now from The graphic novel features 260 pages of artwork and literature, every single page hand drawn by Palaye Royale drummer, Emerson Barrett and XoBillie. It is a labor of love that has been intricately created and obsessed over for the past three years.The book is available in both hardcover and paperback, each available in a variety of bundles Book OnlyBook, Stickers & PosterHand Signed & Hand Numbered Book, Stickers, Signed Poster, & BookmarkHand Signed & Hand Numbered Book, Stickers, Signed Poster, Bookmark ; Customized with name and a hand-written note on the inside. Fold out antique Map.BOOKS # 1 – 20 ; Comes with a Hand Signed & Numbered Book, Stickers, Signed Poster, Art Prints, Fold out antique map, Sacred antique booklet, and a Zoom call with the band. Also including some mystery items added into the order. Speaking on the launch of their highly anticipated, ambitious creative endeavor Palaye Royale share: “Welcome to the world of Palaye Royale, where one can reside, reign and recreate themselves when destroyed by living. Ever since the conception of the band and the first single “Morning […] For more, go to: (Source)

Falling Love Notes: Memories of a Rock Star Wife looks back on the joys and difficulties of living with the Linkin Park singer For more, check out: (Source)

Here are the must-read music books of the year — from revealing memoirs to historical deep dives, from boy bands to the blues and beyond For more, check out: (Source)

SYNOPSIS After divorce shatters her family, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning–but is the past truly behind her? #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this poignant novel. It’s been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Their two daughters continue to stand by Julia in the wake of their father’s behavior–and they’ve had a tough time getting along with the “other woman” who became their stepmother. Distraught after selling the family home, Julia moved into a condominium complex that offers the warmth and charm of a fresh start. Now, having settled into her new community and sold her successful interior design business, she’s embraced a fulfilling new life, one that doesn’t seem to need a man in it. Her beloved father’s trusty saying is ringing truer than ever: It’s better this way. But when Julia meets a handsome new resident in the building’s exercise room, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Heath Johnson is a welcome […] For more, go to: (Source)