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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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My heart went out to Victoria Jones, the center of this story, who was one angry, abandoned, wounded girl. As she stumbles into adulthood, her past as an emotionally-scarred foster child plants obstacles. But Victoria’s uncanny devotion to flowers an ...more
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Defending Jacob by William Landay
" A 14-year-old boy is murdered and a family is turned inside out. The investigation points to Jacob, another eighth grader. There is far more than meet ...more "
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Defending Jacob by William Landay
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Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt
Is This Tomorrow
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When a 12-year-old boy disappears from his suburban Boston neighborhood, ripples spread far and wide. It's the rigid 1950's and a tight knit community comes undone. The mystery is set up early in the novel, so there is plenty of time to get involved ...more
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Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
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Amity & Sorrow, teen sisters who know no other life than the sheltered polygamous sect in which they were raised with 50 mothers & dozens of siblings, are suddenly bewildered by the outside world. But that's where they find themselves now tha ...more
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After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey
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This was fun for me, with my Chicago journalism background, to read Michael Hainey's memoir. Having lost both parents as a child, I certainly understand the feeling to find connections to a parent who is no longer really part of your life. But of cou ...more
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
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The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
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The world of art forgery described here is fascinating. Turns out, it's not a crime to copy a masterpiece, and there are "certifed copiers." This fast-paced story follows a real-life Boston art heist with a Degas masterpiece at its core. The author's ...more
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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Show me the power of the human spirit and I'm renewed too. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry demonstrates what kind of healing and love can result from unexpected acts. When Harold takes a walk-OK it lasts for about three months-he meets all kind ...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Have to tread carefully here, so as not to spoil the next reader's enjoyment. This one's a non-stop guessing game and will take your breath away, as you grow more and more amazed with the conniving of the girl who's gone in Gone Girl. She is gone in ...more
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