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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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Magic in the Backyard by Kellie Elmore

This is the second post in this week’s three-part series of new and self-published authors.  You can visit Kellie at http://www.kellieelmore.com Magic in the Backyard, Kellie Elmore Winter Goose Publishing, 131 pages ISBN 9780985154820 Kellie Elmore moved to southern Tennessee … 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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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott Anchor Canada, 526 pages ISBN 9780385668934 When Aurora Avery was sixteen, she suddenly found herself in charge of her sisters.  Their father and baby brother had died, leaving their mother too distraught to cope.   Before … Continue reading

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Two self-published books this week: The Clock of Life and Letting Go

One of the nice things about writing a book blog is that, from time to time, I find really interesting books in my mailbox.  Sometimes the books are well-written but intended for a very specific audience, other times, the books … Continue reading

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1982 by Jian Ghomeshi, with bonus Moxy Fruvous video

1982, Jian Ghomeshi Penguin, 284 pages ISBN 9780670066483   1982 was a pretty important year: Ronald Reagan was shot, the Falklands War happened, Canada repatriated the constitution, the Commodore computer was released, it was early days of the New Wave … Continue reading

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