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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
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Kim: Karen Russell is somewhat of a literary celebrity in the fact that she was one of the youngest writers to be chosen for the New Yorker’s Best 20 under 40. Her most recent novel, Swamplandia! is an extension of the first
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Feed by M.T. Anderson
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magine having your brain hardwired to stream music, TV, and advertisements. All day. Learning actual information isn’t that important: you can look it up. Instantly. In your head.

In the dark and dystopian world of M. T. Anderson’s Feed, everyone is c
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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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I opened up The Lost Hero curious to discover whether Riordan could replicate the success, humor, and suspense of his first series revolving around Camp Half-Blood. The original series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, ended with a new prophecy for t ...more
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20 Under 40 by Deborah Treisman
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For the first time since 1999, the New Yorker put together a collection of short stories by authors they feel are the up-and-coming writers sure to define American literature. All twenty authors are under forty years old. Half are women.

Like any comp
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Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes
Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham, #4)
by Martha Grimes (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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A while back, I was talking with a friend about novels for adults with young protagonists. We both thought of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird as an example, but I realize now I should have thought of Emma Graham. Martha Grimes’ series featuring Emma ( ...more
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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On second thought, the title of this blog post might be a little insensitive, considering nearly half of Emma Donoghue’s Room takes place in a one-room cell where our narrator and his mother have been imprisoned. Insensitive or not, Room is the kind ...more
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Blameless by Gail Carriger
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)
by Gail Carriger (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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Double review for both Changeless and blameless:

For years, I would have said the Sookie Stackhouse series were my guilty-pleasure reads, but I’d know I’d say the Parasol Protectorate/Alexia Tarabotti series has taken the Southern Vampire series plac
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Changeless by Gail Carriger
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
by Gail Carriger (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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Double review for both Changeless and blameless:

For years, I would have said the Sookie Stackhouse series were my guilty-pleasure reads, but I’d know I’d say the Parasol Protectorate/Alexia Tarabotti series has taken the Southern Vampire series plac
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The Grifters by Jim Thompson
The Grifters
by Jim Thompson
read in February, 2011
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Jim Thompson focuses on the dark side of life in The Grifters. All three major characters are con artists, and at first, they don’t know the others are also in the game. Their greed and perverse love permeate the novel.

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