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Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
Do Not Become Alarmed
by Maile Meloy (Goodreads Author)
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Involving, made me empathize, REAL. What happens when your children disappear while they are supposed to be safe, and adults make mistakes anyone could, while in a foreign country? This book is a great example of a stellar pacing AND, most important, ...more
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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
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oh my gosh, LOVED! Wacky, laugh out loud, a comedy show in a book. What a relief to be able to read something just for fun and pure enjoyment!
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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
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Pretty disturbing. Funny in some spots but just this undercurrent of "LIKE ME!" felt throughout the read. Once she said she molested her own sister, I was DONE.
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The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
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Loved the idea of this book and couldn't wait for it to come out! An previously wealthy, extended family faces the end of the monetary system, and therefore the civilized world. The characters started out as quirky and I gamely followed them..and the ...more
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Gradle Bird by J.C. Sasser
Gradle Bird
by J.C. Sasser (Goodreads Author)
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This book demonstrates sink-into-the-South VOICE! Characters are so well done. Their words and genuine actions come out fully marinated. Their struggles to fit in (or not) will make you feel the anguish of what it is to be human and starting out with ...more
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Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
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If your child is soon applying to college, get this book! This is the book I would have written about the process. In one way, a manual, in another, a cautionary tale. LOVED it. Real, introspective, revealing; a la The Breakfast Club (the movie) temp ...more
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
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This story is so sad but true, and at the same time a triumph of resilience and a reminder how fragile yet how strong a child is and can be....This is another book where I loved the story but the sadness of being an orphan and going from family to fa ...more
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Home Sweet Anywhere by Lynne  Martin
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Great book to begin your mental journey into decluttering and condensing your current life down to what you really want! Great for seniors, empty nesters, even younger people contemplating how to go about life. She tells the truth of how things went ...more
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Siracusa by Delia Ephron
Siracusa
by Delia Ephron (Goodreads Author)
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Author Delia is sister to famous late movie/writer/producer gal Nora Ephron of When Sally Met Harry fame and so many other great creations! The book is a fast read and slightly like fast food; quick and good enough to cure some short-term, entertainm ...more
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Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne
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Touching, heart-wrenching story! Will make you want to adopt older kids! "13 year old boy left late at night (with 1 suitcase of all his meager belongings) in a bus parking lot as his mom drives off with her lover." Where do you go? What do you do? W ...more
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