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First Light

Peter lives in New York with his mom and dad. Thea lives in Greeland under stranger circumstances. First Light is the story of how they are related, how they meet, and why their meeting changes the world. This is a children’s novel appropriate for readers beyond grade 4, but like this author’s other work is […]

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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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