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Summer in the South

I’d seen this book written up online and in magazines, so I expected great things from it. While it was a good read and I enjoyed it; I can’t say that I understood what all of the hype was about. Frankly, I was underwhelmed. However, it was still a decent read and I would recommend […]

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The Chance

This book was very similar to Kingsbury’s other works. I used to absolutely love her stuff, but have been less impressed with her newer releases. However, this book was a good one! Semi-predictable like her other works, but still worth a read with its sweet messages and endearing characters. Find in catalog

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Go Set a Watchman

This is one of those books you just have to read! I had heard some negative things about the portrayal of Atticus Finch in this novel compared to To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I enjoyed this book and found it worth reading. Definitely would recommend! Find in catalog

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Salvage the Bones

A riveting wander through the life of a family in Louisiana beginning ten days before Hurricane Katrina strikes. It has all the elements of a great read: mysterious setting, strong and complex characters, passion, love between a boy and his dog, and impending doom as life moves forward. I would love to read a follow-up […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

Loved this book! I started it many years ago and then watched the movie. I was convinced that I liked the movie better, but that’s not typically the case, so I wanted to give the book another try. Boy was I wrong — the book is so much better. I’m a beekeeper, so I enjoyed […]

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