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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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Head Over Heels in the Dales, Gervase Phinn

Head Over Heels in the Dales, Gervase Phinn Penguin, 321 pages ISBN 9780141005225 Gervase Phinn has been a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales for three years.  He enjoys his work, which gives him the opportunity to visit classrooms all … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Where’d you Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple Little, Brown and Company, 326 pages ISBN 9780316204279 When Bernadette Fox graduated from architecture school, she established herself quite firmly as a genius of found materials. An abandoned bifocals factory, under Bernadette’s vision, became … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce Bond Street Books, 320 pages ISBN 9780385677691 Ever since Harold Fry retired, one day seems to blend into the next.  He wakes up in his southern English village, showers, shaves, gets dressed, … Continue reading

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Dave Cooks the Turkey by Stuart McLean

The holidays are fast approaching, and at this time of year, I can’t seem to manage more than a short story or two over the course of a week.  I imagine it’s the same for you, so I’m departing from … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

I didn’t realize that it was possible to get the stomach flu twice in less than two weeks.  Apparently so, even on top of a terrible cold.  I’m very grateful for all of the kind wishes you sent and am … Continue reading

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My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe

My Korean Deli, Ben Ryder Howe Doubleday Canada, 304 pages ISBN 9780385664127 Ben Ryder Howe has a double-barrelled last name, a wardrobe from the L. L. Bean catalogue, and family connections in Boston dating back nearly four hundred years.  True … Continue reading

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