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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
not set
Aug 23, 2008
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
The Nine Lessons: A Novel of Love, Fatherhood, and Second Chances
London Witte loves golf so much he named his only child Augusta Nicklaus Witte. London’s beloved wife died when August (as he preferred to be called) ...more
Jun 17, 2009
Dec 03, 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
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
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
not set
Jun 28, 2010
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
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
not set
Jan 16, 2009
The Invention of Wings
I'd give this 4.5 stars. Be sure to read the Author's Note at the end of the book.
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bruno and his family lived in Berlin during World War II. His father was an officer in the Army. Bruno was a typical nine-year old - his life revolved ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
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
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
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
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
not set
Jul 14, 2009
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
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
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
The Same Sky
4.5 stars
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
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 Postmistress
While war is raging in Europe, Postmaster Iris James is on a train returning to her hometown of Franklin, Massachusetts, and she notices an unfamiliar ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Sep 30, 2009
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
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
not set
Sep 03, 2009
The Girl Who Came Home
3.75 stars
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
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
not set
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
Superb audio production!
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
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
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