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Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
3.83
Jackie says:

Forget Stephanie Meyer, THESE are the vampires you want to hang out with because they will make you laugh constantly. This is a fang-fille
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
3.85
February might be a short and bleak month, but this year we have the debut of a new, unstoppable, hilarious, hard hitting crime fighting duo--Bernie a ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
3.59
Jackie says:

It says a lot that this debut novel has already won The Bellwether Prize (an award for literary fiction that addresses issues of social ju
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Feb 04, 2010
 
The Hearts of Horses
3.89
I never would have looked twice at this book, had I not heard the author speak at MPIBA. Her speech, though it had nothing to do with the book, was im ...more
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Alice I Have Been
3.64
Cathy says:

We all know and love the classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I know that, time after time, I would lose myself in the story, fa
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Jan 17, 2010
 
The Marrowbone Marble Company
3.57
Joe says:

Just finished this one last night and I'm still trying to figure out what to say about it. First: Read it. It's so good. So freaking good! Lo
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Jun 20, 2010
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
It pleases me to no end to find out that this book was the #3 best selling hardcover at independent bookstores this year. This is such a wonderful, wo ...more
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Aug 29, 2008
 
Thereby Hangs a Tail (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #2)
3.99
Jackie says:

The long awaited second installment of the private investigation adventures of Bernie and Chet from "Dog On It" (now out in paperback)is a
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Irreplaceable
3.23
This book comes out in Feb 2009 and will be featured on the Feb IndieNext List.

Our reviews:

Joe says:
What is the trajectory of a heart after death? Don
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Jan 17, 2009
 
When She Woke
3.67
April says:

In polite conversation, the idea of dyeing nonviolent criminals bright colors and releasing them into society might not be met with raised
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Jan 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
3.88
This is an extremely delightful book--Grogan writes about his childhood and deeply religious upbringing in true ornery schoolboy style, varnishing not ...more
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Oct 05, 2008
 
Last Night in Montreal
3.55
Joe says:

Wow. What a novel. I couldn't put this book down, and read the final 100 pages on a Sunday morning before I could do anything else. The book
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Jun 27, 2009
 
Labor Day
3.53
Linda says:

I think this is a little gem of a book. When you're tired of just another story, this is the book for you, because it is definitely not jus
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Aug 01, 2009
 
Thanks for the Memories
3.67
Ahern, queen of the "soul mates will find each other" chic lit fairy tales, has another winner on her hands. There's always a bit of magic involved in ...more
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May 01, 2009
 
Life Class
3.44
Pat Barker returns to World War I in this lovely and heartbreaking novel about war and art. The action starts just prior to the Great War at the Slade ...more
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Nov 01, 2008
 
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
3.79
This is the #1 pick on the IndieNext List for January 2009, which is why it caught my attention (that and the obnoxiously bright cover it has!). The b ...more
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The School of Essential Ingredients
3.77
This is a glorious book. It's about food as a touchstone and a means for memory,community, nurturing, healing, loving, seduction, sustenance, pleasure ...more
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Jan 21, 2009
 
House Rules
3.99
Jackie says:

Picoult, queen of the nightmarish parental ethical dilemmas, is taking on Asperger's Syndrome this time around, with 18 year old Jacob Hun
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Sonata for Miriam
3.42
The first thing you come to in this complex book is a quote from Symon Laks: "But words must be found, for besides words there is almost nothing." Thi ...more
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Feb 17, 2009
 
Fool
3.95
Moore is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare. It follows (relative term here) the plot and characters of King Lear (including the Ghost--ther ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Little Bee
3.67
This book is painful and beautiful and bound to be HUGE. Little Bee, a Nigerian girl who fled after the murder of her whole village by oil men, ends u ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Addition
3.55
I loved this light hearted, quirky story, and in fact nearly swallowed it whole on a lazy, cloudy Saturday. This is a story about Grace, who lives wit ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Two Rivers
3.83
This is a beautifully written novel with a complex tapestry of family, racism, sociology, cultural matters,love, hate, past and present. The story bou ...more
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Wildwater Walking Club
3.52
Summer is coming and so ,of course, is a new, hilarious book by Claire Cook. This one follows 32 days in the lives of 3 neighboring women who come to ...more
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May 01, 2009
 
The Postmistress
3.28
Joe says:

A book that began slowly, with many characters whose stories got a little mixed up in my mind, but that at the end of the book, had emerged a
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Feb 04, 2010
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.68
Jackie says:

Oh, this is a juicy one! This is about witches--modern day and those involved in the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s, a debut novel writte
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Jun 27, 2009
 
Impatient with Desire
3.63
Jackie says:

This book covers the ill fated journey of the Donner Party in their quest for a new life in California. The narrator is Tamsen Donner, who
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
3.16
Jackie says:

Rhoda Janzen grew up in a conservative Mennonite family in a conservative Mennonite town--and couldn't get out of there fast enough. She g
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Oct 26, 2009
 
Still Missing
3.94
Jackie says:

This is a powerhouse of a debut novel, and is certainly one of the "buzz" books this summer. And justifiably so. This is a masterful book
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Jul 26, 2010
 
Day After Night
3.63
Jackie says:

This book deals with an handful of women at Atlit "displaced persons" camp in Palestine just after World War II. A quota had been set for
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Sep 06, 2009
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