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A Light So Lovely by Sarah Arthur
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Sarah Arthur presents readers with an exploration of what made Madeleine L’Engle tick. Arthur intertwines her discoveries about L’Engle, who viewed herself not so much as Christian writer but as a writer who happened to be Christian, with her own per ...more
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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
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Old children’s books have such a sense of freedom and innocence. In this 1930 treasure two sets of siblings spend the summer on an island pretending to be pirating explorers and manage to have several adventures.

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The Shakespeare Book by Stanley Wells
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Bold, clear graphics and accessible text create a dynamic guide to Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. A definite keeper. Surprisingly much is learned about each of Shakespeare’s play considering the book is a commendable length of 350 pages. The format ...more
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Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken
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Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
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Old-fashioned adventure at it’s best! Richly described setting and characters; dastardly villains; plucky heroines; loyal servants; harrowing escapes, and page turning plot devices to behold.
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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Having found one of my reading niches is curmudgeon protagonists, it makes sense that A.J. Fikry would land in my reading spectrum. Though not old, Mr. Fikry is definitely singular in his crankiness, yet, of course, he warms our reader heart. He owns ...more
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
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What a journey. Reading a book with over 600 pages usually means the author has a lot to say beyond the basic plot. And John Irving certainly does. He covers it all: religion, education, families, sex, war, patriotism, morality, faith, mortality, and ...more
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