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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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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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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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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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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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