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Back

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Beloved

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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

All You Can Ever Know

by Nicole Chung

Chung investigates the mysteries and complexities of her transracial adoption in this chronicle of unexpected family for anyone who has struggled to figure out where they belong.

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

The Mothers

The Mothers

by Brit Bennett

This dazzling debut novel tells a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community — and the things that ultimately haunt us most.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Moonglow

Moonglow

by Michael Chabon

A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Walking Lions

Waking Lions

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

After neurosurgeon Eitan Green hits and kills an African migrant while driving on a deserted road late at night, the victim's wife tracks him down and confronts him, and her price for silence shatters his safe existence.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

by Jill Lepore

This cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Man at the Helm

Man at the Helm

by Nina Stibbe

When her charmed life is shattered by her father's abandonment, young Lizzie is forced to move to a gossipy, disapproving village where her sister and she resolve to find a new man for their dysfunctional mother.

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

The Summer Before the War

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by Helen Simonson

Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

The State We're In: Maine Stories

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by Ann Beattie

An award-winning short story master presents a collection of new, linked tales that impart the diverse perspectives of women orbiting around a disaffected teen who is staying with relatives while attending summer school.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

The Marriage of Opposites

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by Alice Hoffman

Dreaming of an exotic life in Paris while coming of age in a St. Thomas refugee community, young Rachel is forced to marry a widower before falling scandalously in love and becoming the mother of Impressionist master Camille Pissarro.

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

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by Kate Andersen Brower

An intimate account of White House life from the perspectives of the service staff from the Kennedys through the Obamas details their friendships, marriages, everyday activities, and elaborate state dinners.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Dimestore: A Memoir

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by Lee Smith

In her first work of nonfiction, an author recounts her early days in the small coal town of Grundy, Virginia — and beyond.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Euphoria

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by Lily King

Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andre Banson runs into two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea and begins a tumultuous relationship with them.

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

The Hilltop

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by Assaf Gavron

Life in a West Bank settlement from one of Israel's most acclaimed young novelists, skewering the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel, the West Bank settlers, and the nation's relationship to the United States.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Some Luck

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by Jane Smiley

An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s.

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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

by Peter Wohlleben

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

The executive director of a social advocacy group for prisoners tells the story of Walter McMillian, a man condemned to death row for a murder he didn't commit — and explains why justice and mercy must go hand-in-hand.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Let's Take the Long Way Home

EDITED - Lets Take the Long Way Home

by Gail Caldwell

In this moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Saints for All Occasions

Saints for All Occasions

by J. Courtney Sullivan

A sweeping novel about two sisters — one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world — and the secret that drove them apart.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Austin and Mabel

Austin and Mabel

by Polly Longsworth

The romance between Mabel Loomis Todd and Austin Dickinson, the brother of the poet Emily Dickinson, is portrayed in a selection of letters.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

by Jill Lepore

This cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Born on a Blue Day

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by Daniel Tammet

An autistic savant with genius-level mathematical talents describes how he was shunned by his classmates in spite of his super-human capacity for math and language and offers insight into how he experiences the world.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

The Nightingale

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by Kristin Hannah

Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Fates and Furies

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by Lauren Groff

An exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See

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by Anthony Doerr

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (DVD)

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directed by John Madden

When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways.

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Strangers in Good Company (DVD)

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directed by Cynthia Scott

Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. As they draw closer, the women begin to share stories from their pasts.

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Storm Front

Storm Front

by Jim Butcher

A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

The Year’s Best Science Fiction (32nd Annual Collection)

The Year's Best Science Fiction - 32nd Annual Collection

edited by Gardner Dozois

A selection of thirty-six of the best science fiction stories of the year from such authors as Nancy Kress, Cory Doctorow, Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, Lauren Beukes, Michael Stanwick, Peter Watts, Alastair Reynolds, and Ken Liu.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

The Light of Other Days

The Light of Other Days

by Arthur C. Clarke

A breakthrough in quantum physics allows all human beings to spy on each other and to look back into the past, but the human race may not be ready to handle all the ramifications of the scientific innovation.

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale

Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in this dystopian tour de force set in the near future.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Poison Study

Poison Study

by Maria V. Snyder

After she is given a reprieve from her death sentence, Yelena faces mounting disasters as rebels plot to seize Ixia, her life is once again threatened, and the chief of security is attempting to poison her.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

by Robert A. Heinlein

A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule.

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Ship of Magic

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

by Robin Hobb

Expecting to inherit her family's Liveship, Althea Vestrit now must defend this animate, intelligent treasure from both her scheming brother-in-law, who plans to use it as a slave ship, and a nation of ruthless pirates led by Captain Kennit.

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Blue Remembered Earth

Blue Remembered Earth

by Alistair Reynolds

In a future where crime, war, and disease have been eradicated, Geoffrey Akinya must travel to the Moon in an attempt to protect his family's name and businesses from dangerous secrets his late grandmother left behind.

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

The Birthday of the World

Birthday of the World

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A collection of stories that are filled with love, lust, sex, marriage, gender, and other annoying problems that people must deal with no matter where they reside in the universe.

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

The Dirty Streets of Heaven

Dirty Streets of Heaven

by Tad Williams

Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him.

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Half a King

Half a King

by Joe Abercrombie

Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles

by Ray Bradbury

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by the earthmen who have come to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Mage's Blood

Mage's Blood

by David Hair

The first book in an epic fantasy quartet about the struggle for mastery in a world ruled by magic.

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Welcome to the Monkey House

Welcome to the Monkey House

by Kurt Vonnegut

A collection of twenty-five short works written between 1950 and 1968 and originally printed in a wide range of publications including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

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by Mary Roach

The author of Stiff and Gulp explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity.

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

A Wizard of Earthsea

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by Ursula K. Le Guin

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Contact

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by Carl Sagan

Astrophysicist Dr. Rebecca Blake deciphers a message from outer space and finds that it contains directions for the construction of a complicated machine.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

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with an introduction by Jonathan Lethem

This collection of stories by the master of science fiction includes "The Minority Report," about the creator of an innovative crime prevention system who himself falls victim to his own invention.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Sorcerer to the Crown

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by Zen Cho

While trying to discover why England's magical stocks are drying up, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers, meets an unusual woman whose power could alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Foreigner

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by C. J. Cherryh

Two hundred years after a group of humans had lost a war to the atevi, Bren Cameron, the only human allowed into the atevi society, realizes he must forge a bond between the two seemingly incompatible species.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Theft of Swords

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by Michael J. Sullivani

Two thieves in the wrong place at the wrong time are on the run in this fast-paced adventure fantasy.

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Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey

Have Dog Will Travel

by Stephen Kuusisto

A blind poet describes his relationship with his first guide dog and how it changed his life and gave him a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Their Eyes Were Watching God

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by Zora Neale Hurston

When Janie Starks returns to her rural Florida home, her small black community is overwhelmed with curiosity about her relationship with a younger man.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

The executive director of a social advocacy group for prisoners tells the story of Walter McMillian, a man condemned to death row for a murder he didn't commit — and explains why justice and mercy must go hand-in-hand.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance-tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

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by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was genocidal and imperialist, designed to crush the original inhabitants.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

The House on Mango Street

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by Sandra Cisneros

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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by Kay Redfield Jamison

The personal story of a manic depressive and a world-renowned authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments.

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

On the Move: A Life

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by Oliver Sacks

Recounts the author's life and career, sharing his experiences as a neurologist in the early 1960s, his obsession with motorcycles and speed, and finding a long-forgotten illness in the wards of a New York chronic hospital.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir

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by Alan Cumming

In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Giovanni's Room

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by James Baldwin

An American, separated from his fiancee, becomes involved in an intense relationship with a young Italian bartender while in Paris.

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

How to Be Black

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by Baratunde Thurston

An editor at The Onion presents a tongue-in-cheek guide to being black that pokes fun at the so-called experts, purists, and racists who think they know what black people believe, do, stand for, and like.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Blindsight

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directed by Lucy Walker

The gripping true-life adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up formidable Mount Everest.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Limbo

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by Alfred Lubrano

In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars

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by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

Moving Violations

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by John Hockenberry

A memoir that is both funny and furious from a nationally known radio and TV reporter who is paralyzed from the chest down.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People

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by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

In this accessible and groundbreaking look at the science of prejudice, Banaji and Greenwald show that prejudice and unconscious biases toward others are a fundamental part of the human psyche.

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

by Francesca Zappia

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr


A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance-tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, which was designed by his hero: the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello. When morning comes, he and his friends must solve puzzles in order to escape.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

History Is All You Left Me

History is All You Left Me

by Adam Silvera


Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

The Passion of Dolssa

The Passion of Dolssa

by Julie Berry


Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Spontaneous

Spontaneous

by Aaron Starmer


A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes – and spontaneous combustion.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon

Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Speak

Speak

by Laurie Halse Anderson

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Let's Get Lost

Let's Get Lost

by Adi Alsaid
A love-seeking mechanic, a dramatic petty thief, a disappointed planner and a broken-hearted teen all find their lives transformed as each shares whirlwind adventures with a girl in an insanely red car....read more...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

The Lover's Dictionary

The Lover's Dictionary

by David Levithan

A modern love story told through a series of dictionary-style entries is a sequence of intimate windows into the large and small events that shape the course of a romantic relationship.

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

by S. E. Hinton

A revealing account of the tensions, fears, and frustrations of gang life from a teenage boy's point of view.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

The History of the Town of Amherst (1731 - 1896)

The History of the Town of Amherst (1731 - 1896)

Compiled and published by Carpenter & Morehouse in 1896. Digitized by UMass Amherst Libraries. Hosted by Archive.org.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Guide to the Robert Frost Trail (PDF)

Guide to the Robert Frost Trail

Fourth edition. Created by the Amherst Conversation Department and the Amherst Area Trails Committee in 2004. Hosted by Amherstma.gov.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Historic Homes of Amherst

Historic Homes of Amherst

By Alice M. Walker. Published under the auspices of the Amherst Historical Society in 1905. Digitized by UMass Amherst Libraries. Hosted by Archive.org.

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Encyclopedia of Small Business (2017)

Encyclopedia of Small Business

This encyclopedia provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. It features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Small Business Sourcebook: The Entrepreneur's Resource (2017)

Small Business Sourcebook

This book is designed to facilitate the start-up, development, and growth of specific small businesses. Listings for general small business topics and relevant state and federal government agencies are also included.

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Career and Technical Education (2014)

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education.


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Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (2017)

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.


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Posted on: May 15, 2017

The College Blue Book (2017)

The College Blue Book

Guide to thousands of 2-year and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

Career and Technical Education (2014)

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education.


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The College Blue Book (2017)

The College Blue Book

Guide to thousands of 2-year and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (2017)

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.


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Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

This encyclopedia provides information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions.


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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Encyclopedia of Small Business (2017)

Encyclopedia of Small Business

This encyclopedia provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. It features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

This encyclopedia provides information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions.


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Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2017)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2017)

This encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of various issues related to skin, hair, and nails – including dermatological diagnoses and procedures, treatment options, and medications.

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence (2016)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health - Infancy through Adolescence (2016)

This encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical, cognitive, and behavioral development.

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health (2015)

Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health

This encyclopedia covers various issues related to one’s aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications.


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Posted on: September 29, 2015

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2013)

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

This encyclopedia provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. It also features entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as various therapies.

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Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience (2015)

Proud Heritage - People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience

This three-volume reference traces the roots and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and issues in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present day.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

Race and Racism in the United States - An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago, or 200 years ago? This four-volume set addresses many topics related to race in the United States.

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Women Civil Rights Leaders (2013)

Women Civil Rights Leaders

The Lucent Library of Black History places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers African American women civil rights workers. Search the index

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UXL Sustainable Living (2016)

UXL Sustainable Living (2016)

This encyclopedia helps students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities – from air pollution to natural resources to zero waste.

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health (2015)

Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels (2017)

This encyclopedia provides information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions.


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The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2017)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2017)

This encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of various issues related to skin, hair, and nails – including dermatological diagnoses and procedures, treatment options, and medications.

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2013)

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

This encyclopedia provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. It also features entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as various therapies.

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Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Thanks, Obama

by David Litt 

Reviewed by Linda:A sometimes very funny, sometimes bittersweet memoir by Obama's youngest speechwriter and the president's go-to writer for comedy.

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Hotel du Lac

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by Anita Brookner

Recounts the holiday of Edith Hope, meek, unmarried, and thirty-nine, who, on the mend from a disastrous love affair, becomes intimately involved with her fellow guests at the Swiss Hotel du Lac.

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Shadows on the Hudson

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by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Boris Makaver, a wealthy Jewish businessman living in New York City after the Holocaust, endures the tribulations of his daughter, Anna, as she makes many unfortunate decisions in her love life.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

The Liberated Bride

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by A. B. Yehoshua

As Yohanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, embarks on research into recent Algerian history with the help of a student, a young Arab bride from a Galilee village, he becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Bobcat, and Other Stories

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by Rebecca Lee

Reviewed by Matt:

Sharply-observed short stories about heartbreak, dinner parties, plagiarism, and other topics. They pack a punch, they're funny, and they're full of incredible sentences.

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The Word Collector

The Word Collector

by Peter Reynolds

Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Digger and the Flower

The Digger and the Flower

by Joseph Kuefler

When Digger discovers a flower growing in the center of the town being built, his entire perspective changes.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

by Eleanor Estes; illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

by Francisco Alarcón; illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

A bilingual collection of poetry by the late Francisco X. Alarcón, acclaimed Chicano poet celebrating the days of the week and everyday childhood experiences.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems

Breathe and Be

by Kate Coombs; illustrated by Anna Emilia Laitinen

This collection of poems paired with imagery of the natural world reminds readers about the importance of staying calm, soothing emotions, and appreciating the world around them.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Halmoni and the Picnic

Halmoni and the Picnic

by Sook Nyul Choi; illustrated by Karen Milone

A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Through Georgia's Eyes

Through Georgias Eyes

by Rachel Rodriguez; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

This book explores the influence of nature and color on the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and how she demonstrated these influences through her paintings.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

by Uma Krishnaswami; pictures by Julianna Swaney

When the mayor tries to shut down Book Uncle's free library on the street corner, Yasmin and her friends decide to take action, even though they are not old enough to vote in the upcoming local election.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish

by Kate Messner

Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing... in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson

Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Now

Now

by Antoinette Portis

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

A Full Moon Is Rising: Poems

A Full Moon Is Rising

by Marilyn Singer; pictures by Julia Cairns

A collection of poems about the full moon, with introductory pages containing lunar facts and a map pinpointing the locations in which the poems are set.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder

by Kwame Alexander, with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

A collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

An Egg is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

by Dianna Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long

This introduction to eggs in nature details the variety of their sizes, shapes, and colors, and includes such examples as the eggs of birds, frogs, snakes, ostriches, and dinosuars.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Juana and Lucas

Juana and Lucas

by Juana Medina

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Little Bear

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by Else Holmelund Minarik; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Snowy Day

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by Ezra Jack Keats

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Wind in the Willows

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by Kenneth Grahame; paintings by Mary Jane Begin

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside – Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Seedfolks

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by Paul Fleischman

Reviewed by Clare:This short and poignant middle-grade read depicts the stories of inner-city community members as they transform an abandoned parking lot into a garden. This book will reignite your faith in the good of humanity.

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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

by Drew Weing

After moving to Echo City, Charles finds himself at the mercy of the town's monsters, but lucky for him there is Margo Maloo, monster mediator.

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Bob

Bob

by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead; illustrated by Nicholas Gannon

Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

by Michelle Edwards; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Bella's Fall Coat

Bella's Fall Coat

by Lynn Plourde; illustrated by Susan Gal

A story about Bella, a little girl who has outgrown but does not want to give up her favorite coat made by her grandmother, and how she deals with the inevitable change to something new.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

by Kazuno Kohara

Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Bear Has A Story to Tell

Bear Has a Story to Tell

by Philip Christian Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Bear, with the help of his animal friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

A Year Full of Stories

A Year Full of Stories

by Angela McAllister; illustrated by Christopher Corr

This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales, and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Lighthouse Family - The Storm

The Lighthouse Family - The Storm

by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Preston McDaniels

Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Toad Weather

Toad Weather

by Sandra Markle; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

On a rainy day, Ally's mom asks her to come outside where, amidst the oil slicks, dripping awnings, and splashing cars, they find a toad migration taking place.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

A Seed is Sleepy

A Seed is Sleepy

by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long

An informative and beautiful introduction to seeds.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Over and Under the Pond

Over and Under the Pond

by Kate Messner; art by Christopher Silas Neal

This book celebrates the forms of life that live above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Pancakes for Supper

Pancakes for Supper

by Anne Isaacs; illustrated by Mark Teague

In the backwoods of New England, a young girl cleverly fends off the threats of wild animals by trading her clothes for her safety.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Every Color Soup

Every Color Soup

by Jorey Hurley

This book describes how to make a colorful, delicious vegetable soup — and includes a recipe.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

by Jory John; illustrations by Pete Oswald

The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Detective Gordon - The First Case

by Ulf Nilsson; illustrated by Gitte Spee

When Vladimir the squirrel's stockpile of nuts disappears, the portly Detective Gordon deputizes his young, enthusiastic friend Buffy the mouse to help him discover the identity of the thieves.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

East

East

by Edith Pattou

A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman - A Story About Knitting and Love

by Michelle Edwards; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Pup and Bear

Pup and Bear

by Kate Banks; illustrated by Naoko Stoop

A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear, and years later when he is grown into a wolf and on his own, he comes upon a lost polar bear cub, and the cycle begins again.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

The Complete Brambly Hedge

The Complete Brambly Hedge

by Jill Barklem

The mice of Brambly Hedge have been delighting adults and children alike for more than thirty years. All eight of the classic picture books are brought together in this volume.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

The Tomten

The Tomten

adapted by Astrid Lindgren from a poem by Viktor Rydberg; illustrated by Harald Wiberg

The story of a Swedish troll who protects farm animals from a hungry fox.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Raisel's Riddle

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by Erica Silverman; illustrated by Susan Gaber

A Jewish version of the Cinderella story, in which a poor but educated young women captivates her "Prince Charming" — a rabbi's son — at a Purim ball.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Seven Silly Eaters

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by Mary Ann Hoberman; illustrated by Marla Frazee

Seven fussy eaters find a way to surprise their mother.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

It's a Book

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by Lane Smith

A donkey with a laptop computer and a gorilla with a printed book discuss the merits of their preferred formats.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

When I Was Small

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by Sara O'Leary; illustrated by Julie Morstad

Henry's mother tells him a story about when she was small.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

A Visitor for Bear

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by Bonny Becker; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Bear's efforts to keep out visitors to his house are undermined by a very persistent mouse.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Adventures of Frog and Toad

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by Arnold Lobel

Tales recounting the adventures of two best friends — Frog and Toad.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train

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by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Arthur Howard

After a small setback, Mr. Putter and his favorite companions enjoy the best train ride of their lives.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Centerburg Tales

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by Robert McCloskey

Further adventures of Homer Price, including those in which a jukebox sets the whole town singing against its will and in which a mad scientist develops weeds that overrun the town.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Pippi Longstocking

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by Astrid Lindgren

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey — but without any parents — at the edge of a Swedish village.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Catkin

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by Antonia Barber; illustrated by P.J. Lynch

When a tiny, magical cat carelessly allows a young girl to be captured by the Little People, he must confront her captors and solve three cunning riddles in order to rescue her.

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Bobcat, and Other Stories

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by Rebecca Lee

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Sharply-observed short stories about heartbreak, dinner parties, plagiarism, and other topics. They pack a punch, they're funny, and they're full of incredible sentences.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Little Bee

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by Chris Cleave

A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers – one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

In Cold Blood

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by Truman Capote

An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Cloud Atlas

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by David Mitchell

Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalayptic world.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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by Junot Díaz

Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.

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Ramona and Her Father

Ramona and Her Father

by Beverly Cleary

The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Blue Sky, White Stars

Blue Sky, White Stars

by Sarvinder Naberhaus; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

A stirring poetic tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's symbols, history, and landscape.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Sophie's Squash

Sophie's Squash

by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

A young girl befriends a squash.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Day the Babies Crawled Away

The Day the Babies Crawled Away

by Peggy Rathmann

A boy follows fives babies who crawl away from a picnic and saves the day by bringing them back.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened

by Cori Doerrfeld

When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

We Are the Ship

by Kadir Nelson

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Get a Hit, Mo!

Get a Hit, Mo!

by David A. Adler; illustrated by Sam Ricks

Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Linnea in Monet's Garden

Linnea in Monet's Garden

by Christina Björk; drawings by Lena Anderson

A little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Botanicum

Botanicum

by Kathy Willis; illustrated by Katie Scott

This book showcases dozens of full-color plants from around the world in a gallery format, complemented by identification information and brief descriptions.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Sticker Girl

Sticker Girl

by Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Inga Wilmink

Martina's always struggled to carve out her place at school, but she finds tremendous excitement in a treasure all her own: a sticker collection that comes to life!

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

In a Blue Room

In a Blue Room

by Jim Averbeck; illustrated by Trica Tusa

Alice wants everything in her bedroom to be blue before she falls asleep.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Quiet!

Quiet

by Kate Alizadeh

A child experiences all the sounds in her house throughout the day.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

All the World

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by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee

Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Outside Over There

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by Maurice Sendak

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

The Red Tree

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by Shaun Tan

Awakening one day to a dark and somber mood, a little girl faces a day where everything goes very badly, and seeks hope amid her sadness.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

What the World Eats

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by Faith D'Aluisio; photographed by Peter Menzel

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

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by Robert C. O'Brien; illustrated by Zena Bernstein

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Hooray for the Golly Sisters!

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by Betsy Byars; illustrated by Sue Truesdell

In continued adventures, May-May and Rose take their traveling road show to more audiences.

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

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by Jan Thomas

Reviewed by Mia:
This book is a quirky introduction to rhyming sounds for readers getting ready for the more complicated rhythms of Dr. Seuss. Beware the broom!

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Three Times Lucky

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by Sheila Turnage

Reviewed by Mia: A plucky heroine with a hilarious gift for storytelling and a real sense of place in a small Southern town make this mystery just the right combination of funny and suspenseful.

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Like No Other

Like No Other

by Una LaMarche

Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by Shaun Tan

These three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Pretty Monsters

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by Kelly Link

Weirdly wonderful and a touch macabre, the nine short stories take readers into worlds with elements of reality but also supply a fantastic twist.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Feed

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by M.T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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by Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters – the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

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by Steve Sheinkin

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

The Knife of Never Letting Go

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by Patrick Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty


Reviewed by Amy

Sucks you in from the first chapter, making it very hard to put down.  Liane Moriarty is a master at creating compelling and complex characters.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Eligible

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by Curtis Sittenfeld

Reviewed by Ellen

This was a light, fun read - a modern telling of Pride & Prejudice.  I then read Pride & Prejudice after finishing Eligible and really enjoyed comparing the two versions.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

The Rival Queens: Catherine de Medici & Marguerite de Valois

Rival Queens

by Nancy Goldstone

Reviewed by Bonnie

You though you had a difficult relationship with your mother?  Catherine de Medici controlled everything about her daughter Marguerite's life, until Marguerite became Queen of Navarre.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

The Summer Before the War

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by Helen Simonson

Reviewed by GF

I can't remember the last time I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish a book!  A wonderfully light read with a set of characters worth being invested in!

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

The Empathy Exams

Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison 

Reviewed by LPB 

Jamison is talented in her ability to capture emotions, even when in real life, they eclipse before we can make meaning out of them. A must read for anyone going into the medical field.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink

by Carla Power 

Reviewed by VIS 

Carla Power, an American, studies the Quran with a madrasa-trained sheikh, Mohammad Akram Nadwi. The sheikh preaches the Quran's message of peace, respect for women, and religious tolerance.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Red Rising (trilogy)

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by Pierce Brown 

Reviewed by HD 

This first book had a really interesting premise. Unfortunately, by the third (and final) volume, it had too much unbelievable fighting (like an action movie script). But I did enjoy books 1 and 2!

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Revolutionary Summer

Revolutionary Summer

by Joseph Ellis 

Reviewed by PL 

A well written book that details the military and political events between May and October 1776, the connection between the Continental Congress and the Continental Army.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

by Michael Robotham 


Reviewed by JL 

Another fine psychological thriller featuring Joe O'Laughlin. Dark & scary with unexpected twists.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Anne's House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

by Lucy Maud Montgomery 

Reviewed by JD 

Revisiting the Anne of Green Gables series for the first time since childhood was a real treat. The Anne books are truly timeless.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

The Girls

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by Emma Cline 


Reviewed by Leanna 

A readable, subtly spooky book, recommended if you're feeling angsty, cynical, and rebellious.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Rain Reign

Rain Reign

by Ann Martin

Reviewed by Amy

This was one of the best books I have ever read.  I listened to it, which made the characters really come alive.  It was very moving without being sentimental.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

The Island House

Island House

by Nancy Thayer 

Reviewed by Sandra 

A perfect summer beach read, especially while on Cape Cod. It needs a sequel. I became attached to the characters and want to know what happens to them.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Indentured

by Joe Nocera 


Reviewed by MJ 

A great read that exposes the NCAA's practices and how athletes are pushing back against a powerhouse.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Gitanjali

Gitanjali

by Rabindranath Tagore 


Reviewed by DK 

Collection of poems on love, religion, nature, and life. This book provides a refreshing world view.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling 


Reviewed by FS 

A great road trip read for adults and kids alike! Kept everyone's attention.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

by Julie Halpern 

Reviewed by LS 

This book hit motherhood head on! Nothing like your first baby at home to turn your life upside down. Lighthearted but hits on some serious issues too.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

High Season

High Season

by Jon Loomis 

Reviewed by Rebecca 

Murder mystery set on Cape Cod. Former police detective from Baltimore arrives back in Provincetown and has various people turn up dead. He needs to find the connection in order to stay alive.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Street of Eternal Happiness

Street of Eternal Happiness

by Rob Schmitz 


Reviewed by UP 

A great look at contemporary urban China through the eyes of an American journalist and the people who live on his street in Shanghai.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Devil and the Bluebird

Devil and the Bluebird

by Jennifer Mason-Black

Reviewed by Saadia

An intriguing tale that twists an old story, providing a strong female protagonist, rich characters, and a hauntingly mysterious atmosphere, right from the very first page.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill

by Carole O'Malley Gaunt


Reviewed by Marie

Vivid account of a family who lost first one parent to cancer, then one to alcoholism, yet managed to keep going.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Perfume: The Story of a Murder

Perfume

by Patrick Süskind

Reviewed by NM

A truly unique story, sensually focused on the themes of scent and identity.  The book highlights the power and danger of envy, desire, and all-consuming love.  A unique read.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

I've Got Your Number

Ive Got Your Number

by Sophie Kinsella


Reviewed by MEA

Classic, fun chick-lit!  Sophie Kinsella again gets me to care deeply about one of her somewhat ditzy, but surprisingly resourceful, heroines.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Joy of Cooking

Joy of Cooking

by Irma S. Rombauer


Reviewed by anonymous

Great for trying new recipes.  My favorite is the strawberry shortcake!

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Lilli de Jong

Lilli de Jong

by Janet Benton 


Reviewed by Gail 

This first book from UMass MFA grad is historical, touching, and also heartbreaking while being uplifting.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Austerlitz

Austerlitz

by W.G. Sebald 


Reviewed by Donny 

This is a great book and I'm so glad the Jones has it. I was totally absorbed. It's a book to re-read. Very layered reading.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Refrigerator Monologues

Refrigerator Monologues

by Catherynne M. Valente 

Reviewed by Amy S 

Really fun and different read. These are the stories of the "damsels in distress" from superhero stories, told from their perspective. Very funny and also kind of raw.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Bombay Anna

Bombay Anna

by Susan Morgan 

Reviewed by Marie 

A fascinating tale of Anna Leonowens, carefully researched to dispel misconceptions from The King and I and falsehoods from Anna herself.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Those Who Save Us

Those Who Save Us

by Jenna Blum 


Reviewed by MA 

Very well-written book about the Holocaust and its affect on one mother and daughter. Themes of family secrets, love, and forgiveness. Excellent.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

by Nathaniel Philbrick 


Reviewed by Frank S. 

The story that inspired Moby Dick. The real tale is after they sink!

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier

Manderley Forever

by Tatiana de Rosnay 

Reviewed by Valerie 

De Rosnay has written Manderley Forever in the emotional and literary spirit of Daphne Du Maurier. This book reads like a page-turning novel, unraveling the mysteries of this very popular writer.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Emma

Emma

by Jane Austen 

Reviewed by Amy 

I love all of Jane Austen's books, but Emma is a difficult character to like. The movie adaption Clueless captured Emma, who is blithely unaware of everyone around her.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside

Fine Romance

by Susan Branch 


Reviewed by CH 

A charming diary of a 2 month journey around lovely England - historical sites and walking paths. Wonderful!

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

My Master Recipes

My Master Recipes

by Patricia Wells 


Reviewed by MDS 

Well organized cookbook with good recipes and great tips.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Boston's Massacre

Boston's Massacre

by Eric Hinderaker 

Reviewed by Becky 

Hinderaker tells history like a true storyteller (in the manner of David McCullough). A significant investigation into the use of violence by police, applicable to the present day.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Nordic Theory of Everything

by Anu Partanen 

Reviewed by Ella 

This book outlines how unjust and unequal childcare, education, and healthcare policies are in the US. It offers wonderful and hopeful prescriptions for fixing these problems in America. A must read!

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story: How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Moscow Nights

by Nigel Cliff 


Reviewed by Anonymous 

Van Cliburn was a true American hero, albeit by accident. His talents were undeniable. The book was a well-documented life of the pianist.

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Posted on: June 23, 2018

Belgravia

Belgravia

by Julian Fellowes

Reviewed by Rebecca

For fans of Downton Abbey, this period drama set in the mid-19th century has many twists and turns that make it an enjoyable read.  Lovers of English aristocracy will find this a treat!

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Posted on: June 23, 2018

Murder, with Peacocks

Murder with Peacocks

by Donna Andrews

Reviewed by Mandi

Cozy mystery lovers will enjoy this first book in the series.  Great character development that really makes you root for the whole family.  A wonderful summer read.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

The Namesake

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri


Reviewed by DR

A relatable book about immigration and assimiliation to the US from India.  The hardships Ashima endures as a wife and mother are captured beautifully.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Gilded Cage

Gilded Cage

by Vic James

Reviewed by Helena

Interesting premise - 10 years of slavery - that is believable within the story.  I got caught up in the characters and cared  what happened to them.  Looking forward to the next volume.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Mozart's Starling

Mozarts Starling

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Reviewed by Naya

Such a magical mix of memoir and biography, with plenty of ecology and natural history.  I was surpised at how engaging the story was, and it made for a quick, unique read.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

All these Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown

All these Wonders

by Cahterine Burns, editor 


Reviewed by Lucy P. 

This is a collection of presentations on The Moth Radio Hour. Every one is a gem.

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Posted on: November 18, 2017

The Fate of the Tearling

Fate of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen 


Reviewed by Kaitlin 

The conclusion to the Tearling series was an intricately woven story , where every detail seemed carefully positioned. A wonderful read!

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