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When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

Zelda, an orphan with high-functioning  fetal alcohol syndrome, has a list of rules she lives by to keep herself safe.  She lives with her brother, Gert, who has just recently broken up with his girlfriend, Annie (who’s called AK47 by … Continue reading

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is an amazing read.  I will think about the characters in this book every time I watch the news and see immigrants trying to get into the USA.  I will think about the characters in … Continue reading

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Karen Joy Fowler

I’m pleased to let you know that Karen Joy Fowler’s next novel WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES will come out on May 30th!  The Kirkus review says: “Rosemary’s voice—vulnerable, angry, shockingly honest—is so compelling and the cast of characters, … Continue reading

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A book recomendation for literary readers

I just thought I should tell you about a book I loved and reviewed for the Plain Dealer.  It’s called Schroder and it’s by a wonderful writer, Amity Gaige.  A fascinating look into the mind of a man who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: When We Wake by Karen Healey

It’s fun working in a bookstore and getting ARCs!  (The pre-publication galley.) We can read what will be coming out in the next few months, ahead of the general reader.  Recently I read, “When We Wake” by Karen Healey.   It’s … Continue reading

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The Paris Wife

Just a quick kudos to my friend Paula McLain.  The paperback version of The Paris Wife has been number one on the Indie Bound bestseller list for three weeks now, and it is currently number five on The New York … Continue reading

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Recommended Read: Child Wonder

Child Wonder by Roy Jacobsen awed me in so many ways.  The voice of Finn, this child narrator, is odd and beautiful.  His observations about his mother, his friends and extended family, the lodger that rents a room in their … Continue reading

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