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To Be Read Challenge Book Reviews

This page contains an archive of book reviews submitted by participants of the To Be Read Challenge.

Certain Girls

By Jennifer Weiner

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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Voices from the Trail of Tears

By Vicki Rozema

Rozema presents primary sources such as newspaper articles, journal excerpts, correspondence, and official documents to give a wide-ranging and behind-the-scenes view of events and experiences related to the forced Cherokee emigrations of the 1830s, known today as the Trail of Tears, and to the Cherokees as “the trail where they cried.” Find in Catalog

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The Professor’s House

By Willa Cather

I’ve long considered Cather to be one of the gaps in my literary education. I never had to read “My Antonia” or “O Pioneers!” in school. And the one I’d been most interested in reading was “The Professor’s House,” about social change in the post-WWI period, the importance of history, coming to terms with mortality, […]

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