Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

. . Clever Girl follows the life of Stella, the daughter of a single mother, from her childhood through middle age. The writing is…

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Sympathetic People by Donna Baier Stein

. . .    These may be short stories, but each one is chock full of substance and detail. Donna Baier Stein has an…

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The Remedy by Thomas Goetz

  The Remedy takes you through medical and literary history, right around the time the foundation was laid for modern medicine. Handwashing was controversial….

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I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

. . I Kill the Mockingbird is such a clever novel! Best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael come up with an idea to honor…

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Review: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

. . American Born Chinese consists of three tandem narratives. A second generation immigrant and the only Chinese-American student at his new school in a predominantly…

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Raising Readers Through Wordless Picture Books

My preschooler has reached an interesting stage. She’s been working through Reading Eggs and can read most of the books in set 1 of the Bob…

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The Big Tiny by Dee Williams

  After being diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Dee Williams started to re-examine her life, her possessions, and what matters most…

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

  Frog-catcher Jenny Bonnet, an unorthodox young woman often jailed for wearing men’s clothing, is shot dead one evening, the bullet narrowly missing her…

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Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen

  Lee Lien has just earned her PhD in English, but has no immediate job prospects. Upon returning home, she is forced to face…

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