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I’ll Give You Something to Cry About by Jennifer Finney Boylan

My first impression of I’ll Give You Something to Cry About was shaky. So many important details about the characters were delivered right off the bat,…

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Violins of Hope by James A. Grymes

For the past twenty years, Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein has devoted his time to the restoration of violins played by Jewish musicians during the…

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Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Just before starting high school, Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a fireworks accident at a 4th of July party. She must relearn…

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Top Ten Characters I’d Want With Me On A Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Photograph by Ronald Saunders, modified under CC BY-SA 2.0. 1. Mark…

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

An Englishman returns to his childhood home for a funeral, and is reminded of the farm at the end of the street. He was…

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God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

When I hear the words “gay Christian,” I think “theologically liberal.” I’m not sure I personally know any conservative evangelicals who are supportive of…

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High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire

High as the Horses’ Bridles follows the Laudermilks, a family obsessed with the end of days. At the age of twelve and already known…

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Top Ten Blogging Confessions

Top Ten Blogging Confessions 1. I don’t use a star rating system on my blog, because I’m afraid it would overshadow what I have…

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2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas is a day in the life of three characters in Philadelphia: Madeleine, a 9-year-old aspiring singer who is mourning…

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