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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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A compulsively readable mystery with realistic teen characters, a complicated and engaging narrator and a surprise ending. What I really like about his book is that it is more than a superficial mystery/romance. The narrator grapples with important i...more
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What the Heart Knows by Joyce Sidman
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What the Heart Knows by Joyce Sidman
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I loved loved loved this slim volume of poetry. Chants, praises, laments. The poems are just beautiful, worthy of being read and treasured again and again. The varied samples of poetic forms, choice of metaphor and voice make this a fine choice for t...more
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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
The Geography of You and Me
by Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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An engaging young adult romantic read. Lucy and Owen meet when their elevator is stuck during a power outage in their NY city apartment building. Circumstance pull them apart but they keep in touch through a year that bring changes to both their fami...more
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The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids by Michael Pollan
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I really enjoyed this lively, personal book about eating choices and their impact on the planet. Mr. Pollan is on the journey with us as we discover the true cost of cheap food. I am glad I decided to read the young readers' edition. The style was ch...more
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Someone by Alice McDermott
Someone
by Alice McDermott
read in August, 2014
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A very special book for me. The Irish American characters in this story that takes place from the time of the Depression to the late 20th century reminded me so much of my mother's Irish Catholic family--their goodness, the closeness of their world....more
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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom
read in August, 2014
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A historical novel about two unconventional sisters living during the early 20th century. People hide who they are, families are formed when folks outside the norm find safety and joy with each other. Told through different voices. A quirky kind of n...more
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Mary Karr
“If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There's an initial uprush of relief at first, then-for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren't yet operational.There's been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.”
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Mary Karr
“The shreiking fight or the out-of-character insult endures forever, while the daily sweetness dissolves like sugar in water.”
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E.B. White
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
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Emma Donoghue
“Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.”
Emma Donoghue, Room

Ursula K. Le Guin
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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