Susan G. Baird

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Sex and Vanity

This is an enjoyable book, especially for those who like reading about the lives of the privileged and for fans of the author. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/20.]


Without Ever Reaching the Summit

Of interest to fans of The Snow Leopard, and those fascinated by or interested in learning more about this geographical region of Nepal.

Stockholm Style Guide: Eat Sleep Shop

Appropriate for visitors interested in Stockholm’s shopping, food, and drink history.

Gone by Midnight

Readers willing to overlook a few flaws will enjoy this graphic mystery.


On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

Tourists headed to Mexico and those interested in the current migrant situation will learn a great deal

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Foodies and those who enjoy mother-daughter sagas will most appreciate.

An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Ideal for those interested in Middle Eastern history, current events, or world history, as well as lovers of superlative writing.

A Spark of Light

Turpin's narration enhances the complex story. Picoult herself presents the author's note in which she relates the history of abortion in America, including many statistics, and concludes with her hopes for the future. ["Excellent for book clubs, this should also be considered for discussions in critical thinking and political debate": LJ 10/1/18 starred review of the Ballantine hc.]

Happy Dreams

Recommended for listeners of thoughtful fiction or stories set in China. ["Lacking a strong plot, this meandering tale is not for all readers; however, those seeking light entertainment may find it enjoyable": LJ 11/1/17 review of the AmazonCrossing pb.]

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