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The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
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An uneven follow-up to Parnassus On Wheels, with some wonderful bookish and Brooklynish parts and some tedious philosophizing. I wanted more Helen.

Amused that the opening paragraph is still apt today:
"If you are ever in Brooklyn, that borough of supe
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Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
Parnassus on Wheels
by Christopher Morley
recommended to Susann by: Kate S.
read in May, 2016
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Finally got around to this charming novella and would have happily read more. I imagine Roger Mifflin looking like a younger, ginger-haired version of Mr. Mason from Downton Abbey. Onward to The Haunted Bookshop!
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Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
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A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes
A London Child of the 1870s
by Molly Hughes
read in April, 2016
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It felt 3 stars for the first half of the book, but then it gradually grew to 4. Nice quotidian details of Victorian life. I particularly liked the Cornwall scenes. In just a few scenes, Hughes sounds like a precursor to Betty MacDonald.
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One Special Summer by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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Pleasant little diversion created by Jackie and Lee and presented to their mother after returning from their European Tour. For the most part, Lee handled the narratives and Jackie did the illustrations. It was not meant to be published and probably ...more
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To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia
To Each His Own
by Leonardo Sciascia
read in April, 2016
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The best part about the book was learning that the author's last name is pronounced Sha-Sha. That and the last line. The last line was really good. Otherwise, I get that this is a social commentary. But that doesn't mean it has to be so dull. This wa ...more
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Front Lines by Michael  Grant
Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1)
by Michael Grant (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Susann by: Barb F.
read in April, 2016
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So glad I went to the library after reading Barb's glowing review. This book kept me awake on the subway and, given the current circumstances in my life, that says a lot. But it's more than a page turner. It has terrific character development and his ...more
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Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
by Jacqueline Winspear (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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My library copy came in at the perfect time, and Maisie was just the ticket. Something new, but also a comfort read.
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Jo Walton
“Bibliotropic," Hugh said. "Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

Cornelia Funke
“If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

Alan Bennett
“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

“When you're a kid, and you first start reading grown-up books, it's like looking in a window at night at people who think no one is around.”
David Huddle, The Story of a Million Years

Jean Webster
“She was by nature a sunny soul”
Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

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