The Painter by Peter Heller

  Well-known painter Jim Stegner has a checkered past and is prone to violence. Having lost his marriage and his daughter, Jim escapes to…

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T is for Tan Giveaway: The Joy Luck Club

Shortly after graduating high school, I read Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. I loved it so much, I immediately went out and bought…

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Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye Norman

  American opera star and recitalist Jessye Norman is one of the most celebrated and highly respected singers in the world. In her upcoming…

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Prison Book Project

A couple weekends ago, I joined a handful of members of my church to volunteer at Open Books. This is a completely non-profit, volunteer-run…

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Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

  Astonish Me is the story of Joan, an American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star defect. Joan is a very good dancer, but…

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Mini Reviews from Classic Children’s Literature

C is almost 5 and still enjoys plenty of picture books, but this year we’ve been reading more and more classic chapter books. Between…

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The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

  Set in the near future, The Word Exchange takes place in a world where print is almost extinct and people can biologically interface…

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Night In Shanghai by Nicole Mones

Avid historical fiction lovers, you’re in for a treat! Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours has offered a copy of Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones…

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No Book but the World by Leah Hager Cohen

  Ava and her brother, Fred, grew up in a peaceful, idealistic environment; free to roam and explore the world around them, free to…

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