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Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
"Lives of Girls and Women is the charming, empowering, sometimes wistful, often witty, always thoughtful, coming-of-age story of teenaged Del Jordan, set in the late 1940s, in a small Ontario town.

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At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
"This book starts out very, very slowly and I had to wonder if I was going to make it through. Then, about a quarter of the way in, it picked up the pace and became a very enjoyable read.

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
"Based on the overall rating, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but happily, I found it an enjoyable read, start to finish.

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