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Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder

104-year-old Aganetha Smart is a former (and fictional) Olympic athlete now alone and forgotten by history. When two young strangers appear and take Aganetha…

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Blossoms and Bayonets by Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai

  Based on the true story of co-author Hi-Dong Chai, Blossoms and Bayonets is the fictional coming-of-age story of 15-year-old He-Seung, the middle child…

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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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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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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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My Favorite Reads in 2013

It is so difficult to look through the list of books I read this past year and narrow it down into a list of…

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Review: A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

Title: A Wilder RoseAuthor: Susan Wittig AlbertPublisher: Persevero PressReleased: October 1, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from Barnes…

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Review: Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann

Title: Astor Place VintageAuthor: Stephanie LehmannPublisher: TouchstoneReleased: June 11, 2013Source: author Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from publisher): Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor…

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Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Title: Burial RitesAuthor: Hannah KentPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyReleased: September 10, 2013Source: friend (Shannon at River City Reading) Amazon | Barnes & Noble |…

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