1990s books

Bookshelf | The Partner by John Grisham (1997) | How to run away from your problems

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When attorney Patrick Lanigan discovers his fellow partners at his law firm are involved in a fraudulent scheme from which they stand to gain millions, Patrick fakes his own car-accident death and successfully steals $90 million dollars from the firm’s off-shore bank account.

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Bookshelf | Thrill! by Jackie Collins (1998) | And oh what a thrill this book is

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Lara Ivory is a beautiful movie star with a seemingly perfect life. Joey Lorenzo is a handsome actor trying to make his way in Hollywood. When the two meet, sparks fly, and they embark on a steamy love affair. However, both Lara and Joey have skeletons in their closets which threaten to destroy not only their relationship but also their lives. A juicy tale of Hollywood drama and suspense!

Bookshelf Favorite!

Bookshelf | Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan (1992) | That’s what friends are for…

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In this entertaining story, four 30-something African-American women find support in female friendships while enduring the ups and (mostly) downs of their romantic relationships.

What I love most about Terry McMillan’s writing is her realism. She puts her characters in true-to-life situations, and they struggle the same way we do in real life. When this novel came out in 1992, it caused a publishing sensation, because its depiction of modern, dynamic, African-American women drew readers of all colors to the bookstores to grab a copy.

Bookshelf Favorite!