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The Gargoyle
I'm sure everyone has read at least one review of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson by now, but I just finished it, so bear with me while I chime in wit ...more
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Aug 23, 2008
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
If you know a little one getting ready to start school, you definitely need to check out Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick. Th ...more
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Jun 28, 2010
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
Peter Brown is a doctor at Manhattan Catholic Hospital with a horrible secret in his past. He is part of the Federal Witness Protection Program. Raise ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Oct 16, 2008
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, written by Ariel Sabar and published by Algonquin Press is actually the stor ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
The Reader
Fifteen year old Michael Berg gets sick on his way home from school one day and he is helped by Hanna Schmitz. After he’s better, he goes by to thank ...more
Apr 30, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Lucky Girl
Mei-Ling was born in Taiwan and at seven months old, she was adopted by a loving American couple, Rollie and Chris Hopgood. The Hopgoods also adopted ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage
Susette Kelo survived a troubled childhood and two unhappy marriages and had decided to start her life all over again. She bought a little cottage nea ...more
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Jan 16, 2009
The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them
In the 1980’s, Amy Dickinson was married with a young daughter and living in London when her husband decided he wanted a divorce. Since she came from ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
Tomato Girl
At 11 years old, Ellie Sanders is forced to grow up before most people. Her mother is mentally ill and Ellie is often forced to accept the role of car ...more
Aug 29, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
The School of Essential Ingredients
Lillian’s father left her family when she was four years old and her mother turned to books for solace. I can certainly understand why, but her daught ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story
Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story by Kim Powers is a fictional account of the relationship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee. The book opens over twe ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
The Cradle
**Warning: May contain spoilers.**

It’s 1997 and Matt and Marissa are a young married couple expecting their first baby in a month or so. Marissa’s mot
Jan 2009
Nov 24, 2008
Labor Day
After his parents get divorced, Henry lives with his mother, Adele. Adele has become a little odd and rarely leaves the house. It’s Labor Day weekend, ...more
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Jul 14, 2009
Matrimony (Vintage Contemporaries)
Carter Heinz and Julian Wainwright meet as freshmen at Graymont College. They both meet girls that they end up marrying. Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin, ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle
After Dan Brown graduated from NYU’s film school in 2003, he decided to apply to become New York City Teaching Fellow. The Teaching Fellow program was ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
Wishin' and Hopin'
Felix Funicello’s family owns the lunch counter at the local bus station and their claim to fame is that Annette Funicello is their cousin. Felix is i ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Testimony by Anita Shreve is a gripping tale that explores the way that so many lives can be changed by one simple action. The University of Vermont i ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Off Season
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons, was published by Hatchette Book Group, and begins with Libby McCall returning to her summer home in Maine to spread ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
The Paper Bag Christmas
If there was ever a year when we needed a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, this is it. The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne is just t ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Elisa Cantor is a plain girl – rather like a tomboy. She’s not into dresses or make-up or fashion at all. She does love the outdoors and writing metap ...more
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Sep 03, 2009
The Woodstock Story Book
I was ten years old when Woodstock took place forty years ago, so I don’t remember much about the event itself, but I sure do remember the music from ...more
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Aug 24, 2009
Nothing but Ghosts
Sixteen-year old Katie and her father are still grieving over the death of Katie’s mother. Rather than seeking out her friends, who remind her of her ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments
Bless Your Heart Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark is a quick, fun read that will have you laughing out loud. It isn’t really a ...more
May 04, 2009
May 01, 2009
Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot
When Bruce and Andrea Leininger’s young son, James, showed an interest in airplanes, they didn’t think too much about it. Then, when James turned two ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
Love Walked In
Cornelia manages a coffee shop in Philadelphia. She is happy with her life, but when a handsome stranger named Martin walks in one day she thinks it's ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan grew up quite the “Daddy’s Girl.” Her father, George, is one of those characters who everyone loves – the kind of person who never meet ...more
May 19, 2009
May 16, 2009
French Milk
Lucy Knisley and her mother spent January of 2007 in a Paris apartment to celebrate Lucy’s mother’s 50th birthday (and Lucy’s 22nd.) They rented a sma ...more
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Nov 25, 2009
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos
Irene Dos Santos is the new girl in school and Lily has been assigned to show her around. The girls come from very different backgrounds. Irene’s fami ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Holidays on Ice
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris is the perfect Audiobook for this time of year. It’s actually 12 short stories and most of them are about Christmas, ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
Sima's Undergarments for Women
By all appearances, Sima Goldner has it all - a thriving business and a solid marriage, but she's missing the one thing she wanted the most - a child. ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
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