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Roost by Ali Bryan

Roost, Ali Bryan Freehand Books, 249 pages ISBN 9781554811373   Claudia lives in a house where every puzzle box is missing a piece, all the towels are frayed and the wallpaper border is curling at the edges.  Her kids, Wesley … Continue reading

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The Age of Hope by David Bergen

The Age of Hope, David Bergen HarperCollins, 287 pages ISBN 9781443411363   When Hope Plett was growing up in rural Manitoba during the 1930s and 1940s, she didn’t expect an extraordinary life.  She was pretty without being beautiful, smart without … Continue reading

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Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill Harper Perennial, 330 pages ISBN 9780060875077   Life for Baby was never boring.  Right before she was about to turn twelve, her father Jules flew into a panic because somebody from out of town … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan Harlequin Mira, 313 pages ISBN 9780778314950   It’s 1943, and Glory Whitehall doesn’t know how much more she can stand.  Robbie, her two year old son, is always into mischief, another … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Don Valiente and the Apache Canyon Kid by John A. Aragon and Mary W. Walters

Continuing the series of self-published books and works by new authors, today’s post is a rollicking, shoot-em-up tale of adventure in the Wild West.  John A. Aragon and Mary W. Walters are both established writers, and The Adventures of Don Valiente … Continue reading

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Unless by Carol Shields

Unless, Carol Shields Random House Canada, 321 pages ISBN 0679311793 At forty-three, Reta Winters has settled into a groove of happy living. She lives in a big Ontario farmhouse with her doctor husband, their three daughters, and a greedy Golden … Continue reading

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, 468 pages ISBN 9781594488399 Summer camp gives kids the chance to try out a brand-new identity with new friends in a new place, if only for a week or two before returning home. For … Continue reading

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