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Valorie Grace Hallinan

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A writer, medical librarian, and former book editor, I enjoy sharing the transformative power of books on my blog, Books Can Save a Life (

My writing has been published in Library Journal, Great Lakes Review, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and other publications.

Mad Men posterI was surprised at how bereft I was the day after the Mad Men finale, as though I’d said goodbye to my childhood forever. The only thing that made me feel better is the memoir I’m writing; nearly every day lately I return to the 1960s.

This post has spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the last episode of Mad Men, or if you’ve yet to watch the entire 7-season, 92-hour epic, you may want to stop rea...

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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003 — 2 editions
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date: July 01, 2015 12:00AM
location: Everywhere - online!, The United States
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During the month of July, I’d like to invite you to join me in a virtual literary world trip, celebrating all manner of places in the books you know and love. The previous virtual literary trip – inspired by Placing Literature – took place across the USA and featured some amazing books and some wonderful places.

Every day in July a new post will be published featuring book/location submissions from authors and readers. I want to hear from you about the locations from your favourite reads
The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne
"Shawn posted the content of this book free on his I read along as he posted immediately enamored of the process he was working us through. I'd struggled with revising and editing my WIP and found The Story Grid's intense..." Read more of this review »
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
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Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
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I loved this book, brought it with me on a trip to France. I wrote about it on my blog, Books Can Save a Life, here:
" I'd love to get Brave New World! "
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
"Crazy intense. People compare this to Gone Girl, which I couldn't even finish, so I don't find it an apt comparison. In terms of the plotting, maybe, but the characters here feel a lot more like real people, and even though Rachel blunders around..." Read more of this review »
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
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De Potter's Grand Tour by Joanna Scott
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A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
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Valorie Hallinan In recent weeks, I've read San Miguel, Flight Behavior, and Sweet Tooth, all excellent in their own way. Just wrote about Flight on Books Can Save a Life today ( and will soon feature Ian McEwan's Sweet Tooth. All of these would make great Christmas gifts.

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