great white sharks

The Thing About Great White Sharks by Rebecca Adams Wright

The fifteen speculative short stories in The Thing About Great White Sharks blew me away! This collection is creative, offbeat and really delightful. As each…

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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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of things gone astray

Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

I love an offbeat read full of magical realism, and Of Things Gone Astray is exactly that. It reads along at a fast clip, with…

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man nature

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

I’ve been sitting on this review until the very last moment because I haven’t known where to begin. My head is spinning. Every time…

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the way life should be

The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline

This was my first time reading one of Christina Baker Kline’s novels, though I’ve noticed a lot of positive comments about her books around…

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virtues of oxygen

The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger

Although The Virtues of Oxygen is fiction, it is an accurate and respectful look at Americans who live just above the poverty line, struggling to make it…

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Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro

  Cutting Teeth takes place over a single weekend, when a mommy group has gathered for a brief summer retreat at a beach house…

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Little Island by Katharine Britton

  Little Island caught my attention when I happened to be in the mood for a contemporary fiction, family-drama type of novel, and it…

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The Unfinished Child by Theresa Shea

  Only ten pages into The Unfinished Child, my heart was already in my throat. I could tell this was going to be one powerful…

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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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