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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
3.94
really liked it
Read as Celeste not only learns to lose weight but learns to stand up for herself and become more outgoing. A fun, fast read.
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Now You See Him
3.06
really liked it
A minor cult celebrity murders his girlfriend, then commits suicide in this haunting and suspenseful novel. To cope with the tragedy, his best friend ...more
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Jan 21, 2009
 
Older than The Stars
4.31
it was amazing
What a great explanation of the Big Bang theory. Written for young children but made some good sense to this non science-minded adult. Great illustrat ...more
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Mar 24, 2010
 
Journey (Journey Trilogy, #1)
4.38
it was amazing
For ages 3 to forever. Beautifully illustrated wordless book that will leave you wishing you had a red crayon like this. Oh wait, it's all about imagi ...more
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Aug 15, 2013
 
Mr. Emerson's Wife
3.80
it was amazing
This is a beautiful debut novel featuring the portrait of a marriage between an independent, fascinating woman and one of America's greatest philosoph ...more
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Dec 08, 2009
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
Here's what our fiction buyer, Alice had to say:
"What a delightful novel. It's the story of a man with Asperger's who is seeking a wife using an exact
...more
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Aug 07, 2013
 
Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-To-Face Communication for Teenagers
3.48
liked it
Review from Catherine:
Debra Fine has created a concise, highly readable guide for teens seeking to navigate the tricky world of conversation. It has t
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Aug 12, 2014
 
One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
3.97
it was amazing
This seems like a Caldecott contender because the illustrations so perfectly convey Darwin's curiosity and love of all things in the natural world. Re ...more
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Apr 12, 2009
 
The Tortilla Curtain
3.64
it was amazing
For twenty five years T. C. Boyle has garnered wide acclaim and an enthusiastic following of both readers and critics alike. Mr. Boyle has been a writ ...more
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Jul 14, 2009
 
Dear American Airlines
3.10
really liked it
Delightful first novel by Jonathan Miles is really three books in one. First, a hilarious diatribe to American Airlines demanding his money back for s ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
The Amaranth Enchantment
3.66
really liked it
A blend of fantasy, supernatural, romance, and adventure. Lucinda is a great heroine - you couldn't help but root for her. Wrapped up a bit too neatly ...more
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Mar 26, 2009
 
The Home Place
3.48
liked it
Review by JoAnne

THE HOME PLACE is a debut novel that I would love to give four or five stars for the marvelous sense of place, the wonderful character
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Sep 16, 2014
 
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
3.97
liked it
Review by JoAnne

THE ALL GIRL'S FILLING STATION LAST REUNION is first and foremost a tribute to the courageous women who served and accomplished the ex
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Sep 11, 2014
 
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
4.00
it was amazing
This is my favorite kind of history book. It's a suspenseful, engrossing story that reads like fiction, full of larger-than-life personalities: bungli ...more
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Feb 21, 2013
 
East of Eden
4.35
it was amazing
This magnificent 1952 novel is a classic tale of sibling rivalry in two generations of brothers. It leans heavily on the biblical story of Cain and Ab ...more
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Sep 14, 2009
 
The Summer Guest
3.95
This is a stunning novel written in 2005. I think it is so breathtaking, everyone should be able to share in its beauty. The story takes place at a ru ...more
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Dec 08, 2009
 
The Cure for Modern Life
3.34
it was amazing
In this heartfelt and touching novel, a high-powered pharmaceutical executive who only cares about money finds his balance threatened when he encounte ...more
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Sep 29, 2009
 
South of Broad
3.78
it was amazing
When Pat Conroy writes about his home town of Charleston, South Carolina, he describes it so masterfully and with such deep and abiding love that you ...more
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Nov 06, 2009
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
I believe this magnificent debut novel will be the blockbuster of the season.

In Jackson, Mississippi in 1962 Elizabeth "Skeeter" Phelan graduates wit
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Aug 13, 2009
 
Serena
3.52
it was amazing
Not since Ben Ames Williams’ gripping novel, Leave It To Heaven, have we encountered a sinister female sociopath capable of chilling and frightening r ...more
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Aug 21, 2009
 
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
4.03
it was amazing
Dennis Lehane has written several award winning novels which I have truly enjoyed. He even wrote Mystic River which became a movie and won Academy Awa ...more
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Aug 13, 2009
 
State of Wonder
3.85
it was amazing
Joanne said "This marvelous atmospheric and multi layered novel takes place in the Amazon jungle where an emissary from a pharmaceutical company dies ...more
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Jun 28, 2011
 
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
4.19
it was amazing
If you're like me (or even if you're not), chances are you don't spend much time thinking about James A. Garfield. He was only president for about 4 m ...more
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Feb 16, 2013
 
Hawaii
4.18
it was amazing
One of our greatest epic historical story tellers and writers is James Michener. Any of you who have not had the absolute thrill of reading Tales of t ...more
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Jul 07, 2009
 
Palisades Park
3.72
it was amazing
JoAnne loved it!
"The author of this poignant, literary saga has called his novel, “a love letter to a cherished part of my childhood”. It is that and
...more
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Jul 30, 2013
 
Shark Dialogues
4.09
it was amazing
While Hawaii carries an all encompassing viewpoint, Shark Dialogues, by Kiana Davenportm is a debut novel that is spellbinding in its imagery and anci ...more
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Jul 07, 2009
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
4.13
it was amazing
So here's what happens: at the Oxford University of the future, historians use time travel to study history in extraordinary depth - and some are gett ...more
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Feb 16, 2013
 
The Memory of Running
3.75
it was amazing
This marvelous coming of age story of a quirky, overweight, friendless, chain-smoking forty three year old drunk will capture your imagination, and sw ...more
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Aug 05, 2009
 
Amiri & Odette: A Love Story
3.54
really liked it
Poetic retelling of Swan Lake set in an urban environment. "Part poem, part love story, part rap and rhapsody" - Publisher Description. Stunning artwo ...more
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Sep 11, 2009
 
Vanished (Nick Heller, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
One of my favorite corporate intrigue thrillers has long been Paranoia, and I'm terribly excited to tell you that this best selling author has done it ...more
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Oct 19, 2009
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