girl runner

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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found lost parrish

What Is Found, What Is Lost by Anne Leigh Parrish

Last year I read and thoroughly enjoyed a collection of related short stories by Anne Leigh Parrish, Our Love Could Light the World [review]. I was…

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Girl Scouts Founder’s Day: Books for Mom & Daughter

October 31 is full of celebration! It’s Halloween. It’s Reformation Day. And for the Girl Scouts of the USA, it’s Founder’s Day, the day…

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brief moment of weightlessness

A Brief Moment of Weightlessness by Victoria Fish

Imagine you’ve just started reading a book by a new-to-you author, and you find you are absolutely captivated, even before you finish the first…

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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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story hour

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

In The Story Hour, an unlikely and precarious friendship forms between Maggie, a well-respected psychologist, and her patient, Lakshmi, a depressed Indian woman in…

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The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

  The Year She Left Us follows the four women of the Kong family, spanning three generations, each with her own distinct personality and…

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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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