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Life From Scratch
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Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Small Blessings
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Life From Scratch by Melissa  Ford
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings: A Novel
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Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Landline
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
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I enjoyed this book -- definitely thought it was meant for a younger reader, especially the way things tied up in the end, and the overarching (and sometimes heavy handed) notion of "family is who you make it to be." I thought the intergenerational u...more
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
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Easily my favorite book of the year so far, and one of the few I have read in a while where I didn't want it to end!
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The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
The Borrower
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I'd give this a 3.5, but I am rounding up. This is a quirky, sweet book - despite the whole kidnapping/hostage vibe, with very likable characters. It starts with the outcome, which is probably a good thing, so you're not wondering where it's all goin...more
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Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
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Adorable! Just a sweet little read, and a nice reference to other golden books that I didn't know about (and am going to get for my daughter!)
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The Borrower
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