Tag Archives: coming-of-age

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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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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Let it Be by Chad Gayle

This is the third post in the three-part series dedicated to self-published and new authors.  Today, I’m reviewing Chad Gayle’s Let it Be.  You can visit Chad at http://chadgayle.com/let-it-be/   Let it Be, Chad Gayle Bracket Books, 135 pages ISBN 9780988661011 During … Continue reading

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Up, Back and Away by Kim Velk

Over the next three days, I’m posting short reviews for excellent work by self-published or new authors.  The first is Up, Back, and Away by Kim Velk, whom you can visit at http://lasthouse.blospot.com or http://quartersessions.blogspot.com. Up, Back and Away, Kim … 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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Every Happy Family by Dede Crane

Every Happy Family, Dede Crane Coteau Books, 247 pages ISBN 9781550505481 On Sunday mornings, Jill makes a large pot of coffee, calls her mother, and contemplates the change and stress that have crept into the household unnoticed. It’s clear that … Continue reading

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