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Feb 1, 2024 | Books, Featured


The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers
by Sarah Tomlinson

Tomlinson explores the captivating world of a legendary rock band and the enigmatic figure of Anke Berben, a renowned model and style icon. Anke’s life is entwined with the band, as she has been romantically involved with three of its influential members. The narrative delves into the backstage drama that has contributed to the band’s enduring mystique. The central mystery revolves around Anke’s role in the death of Mal, the band’s founder and her husband, in 1969. Mari Hawthorn, tasked with assisting Anke in writing her memoir, becomes determined to uncover the truth behind Mal’s demise. Despite her expertise in handling the complexities of celebrity relationships due to her troubled upbringing, Mari finds herself drawn into the alluring world of the Midnight Ramblers. As Mari navigates the intricate web of relationships, betrayals, and suspicions surrounding the band, she grapples with the challenge of maintaining objectivity and integrity. The novel promises a blend of glamor, attitude, and the magnetism of rock and roll, making it a compelling read for fans of music-centric stories like Daisy Jones & The Six and the nostalgic appeal of Almost Famous. A bighearted page-turner that explores the intersection of love, fame, and tragedy in the world of rock and roll.

The Seven Year Slip
by Ashley Poston
In the aftermath of her worst day, Clementine creates a plan to protect her heart. When a man from the past appears, she faces a dilemma – a poignant exploration of love and timing.

The Bullet Swallower
by Elizabeth Gonzalez James
An epic family saga chronicles the lives of Antonio and Jaime Sonoro. Antonio attempts a gold train heist, ending in tragedy. Jaime uncovers a history tainted by crime and seeks redemption.

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store
by James McBride
Chicken Hill, a diverse neighborhood, has secrets. Through the struggles and resilience of marginalized communities, love and community wins, revealing the town’s dark truths.

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