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Book Review: Calling Me Home By Julie Kibler

CALLING ME HOME By: Julie Kibler Published: February 12, 2013 Fiction If I could, I would give Julie Kibler an Oscar, a high five, a hug, and a round of applause for her debut novel.  It really was a truly wonderful book and I am happy to share it with you. In CALLING ME HOME,…
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Book Review: Christmas Trees Lit the Sky By Anneliese Heider Tisdale

CHRISTMAS TREES LIT THE SKY Growing Up in World War II Germany By: Anneliese Heider Tisdale Published: November 7, 2012 Non-Fiction/Memoir CHRISTMAS TREES LIT THE SKY tells the story of Anneliese Heider Tisdale and her family.  Anneliese grew up in Munich, Germany during WWII and shares their struggles, triumphs, fears, hopes, and dreams as they…
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Book Review: Orphan Train By Christina Baker Kline

ORPHAN TRAIN: A NOVEL By: Christina Baker Kline Published: April 2, 2013 I had been hearing how wonderful this book was, but I didn’t realize how wonderful until I began reading it.  If I could have shut out the rest of the world and read it in one sitting, I would have.  ORPHAN TRAIN shifts…
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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By: John Green Published:  January 10, 2012 Fiction/YA This book is both tragic and funny.  John Green is able to blend the two into such a beautiful story of teenagers in love.  The story involves Hazel and Augustus who meet in a cancer survivor group.  The two of them are…
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Book Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls By Anton DiSclafani

THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS By: Anton DiSclafani Published: June 4, 2013 THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS tells the story of Thea Atwell who has been sent from her home in Florida at the age of 15 to the riding camp by her family.  The camp is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains…
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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED By:  Khaled Hosseini Published:  May 21, 2013 Hosseini has kept us waiting six years for another of his masterpieces and though the wait was long, it was worth it.  He does not disappoint with his newest novel…really more a work of great literature.  If you read his other books, THE KITE…
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What Has Been My Favorite Book So Far in 2013?

I’ve read 28 toward my goal of 50 books this year.  Not too bad since that puts me ahead of schedule, but I still have so many more that are impatiently waiting to be read. No books are completely forgettable, but I definitely have read some books this year that I haven’t been able to…
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Book Review: Wild By Cheryl Strayed

WILD From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By:  Cheryl Strayed Published:  March 20, 2012 Wild is a memoir that tells how Cheryl Strayed tried to overcome first her mother’s death and the distancing of her siblings, and then her divorce.  By chance she spies a book on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.…
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Book Review: The Storyteller By Jodi Picoult

THE STORYTELLER By: Jodi Picoult Published: February 26, 2013 Sage Singer befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked,…
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Book Review: Sweet Salt Air By Barbara Delinsky

SWEET SALT AIR By: Barbara Delinsky To Be Published:  June 18, 2013 Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole,…
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