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The Echo Park Castaways by M. G. Hennessey
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There are several things to like about this book. First and foremost, the story is about children living in foster care, a group which is definitely underrepresented in literature. For that reason alone, this is
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Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser
Forget You Know Me
by Jessica Strawser (Goodreads Author)
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Chick lit with a bit of suspense. The tale of two best friends forced to confront the change in their relationship following an incident caught on camera. Although this novel kept my attention I grew increasingly frustrated with both women and the wa ...more
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How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
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Brit Kate Reddy, mum to two teenagers, juggles reentry into the workforce as her dreaded fiftieth birthday approaches. Full of snark and relatable moments.
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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Every Note Played
by Lisa Genova (Goodreads Author)
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Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
Someone Knows
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
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Engrossing, fast-paced thriller. Lisa Scottoline has established herself as the queen of such fare and this latest further cements that status. Although I was able to figure out most of the mysteries the final twist came as a surprise.
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The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
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Well, this was certainly bleak. Given the subject matter, a teen caring for his terminally ill mother, that comes as no surprise. However, the story began with such promise. I throughly enjoyed the banter between seventeen-year-old Bobby and his oft ...more
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Breakfast by The Editors of Extra Crispy
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Breakfast is not only the most important meal, but also the best meal, no matter the time of day. The cover, bright as sunshine (or an egg yolk) holds inside oodles of fascinating information and loads of recipes. The vast majority are not what one w ...more
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This Is Christmas by Tom Booth
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Linus and Charlie Brown pondered the meaning of Christmas in the beloved Peanuts special. In Tom Booth's seasonal book a young squirrel asks the very same question. the answer is revealed by his mother and their forest friends.
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Merry Christmas, Little Critter! by Mercer Mayer
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Standard Little Critter fare, the holiday edition. Includes foldable flaps revealing further results of Little Critter's escapades.
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The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
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Beautiful illustrations but there's no real story here. You know how Canadians are famous for attaching eh to the end of their sentences? Substitute the word, "quiet" and you've read The Christmas Quite Book.
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Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Elizabeth Berg
“Don't let your habits become handcuffs”
Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

R.J. Palacio
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Margery Williams Bianco
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

Rebecca Wells
“Sidda can't help herself. She just loves books. Loves the way they feel, the way they smell, loves the black letters marching across the white pages...”
Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere
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