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Orphan Train

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I reserve “5-stars” to the exceptional; the extraordinary; the timeless classics. This was great but not a classic. Although the story telling approach of bouncing back and forth between generations seems to be a little overdone, I enjoyed both story lines in the book. I am truly floored that I […]

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And the Mountains Echoed

** spoiler alert ** Fantastic story telling by Hosseini. I really enjoyed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! He has a way of weaving a story and interconnecting the lives of his characters. I actually enjoyed this book a little bit better than his other ones […]

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Dry Grass of August

Local author Mayhew’s first novel (at age 71!) is a beautiful work that continues to haunt me. It tells the story of a Charlotte, NC white family and their black maid in the 1950s from the point of view of 13-year-old Jubie. In addition to addressing issues of race, the story deals with family dynamics […]

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Certain Girls

Cannie Shapiro has lost all her mojo in this sequel to Good in Bed. She’s a housewife in hiding from her sassy past, more interested in helicopter parenting her daughter and arranging an appropriate bat mitzvah. Good in Bed is one of my favorite chick-lit novels, and Certain Girls was just disappointing. Find in Catalog

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