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Fiction Book Review: Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Have you ever wondered what if your life took a different path? Laura Barnett’s debut novel, The Versions of Us, plays with the concepts of destiny and fate by offering three different versions of romantic love over a period of 50 years. Jim Taylor...

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Graphic Novel Review: Our Expanding Universe by Alex Robinson

How does time change friendships? Masterful graphic novelist Alex Robinson explores the tension that drives transformation in Our Expanding Universe. Fluid lines and natural-sounding dialogue unfolds the challenges of five thirtysomething New...

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Fiction Book Review: The Nest by Cynthia D. Sweeney

Cynthia Sweeney’s debut novel, The Nest, is a fast-moving family drama that is full of heart. The Plumb siblings, Leo, Jack, Bea and Melody, were promised an inheritance by their late father when the youngest sister reached her 40th birthday. Over...

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Picture Book Review: The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal

The classic song "The Wheels on the Bus" is refreshingly reworked in this cheerful adaptation. Tuk tuks (pronounced "took tooks") are a common mode of public transportation in India. The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk allows young readers to explore Indian...

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5 Books to Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, a time for aspiring (and established writers) to use their creativity and enthusiasm to craft a 50,000 word novel in one month. Don’t have time to write a novel in one month?  Try reading one of these...

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Scary Story Books for Older, Bolder Children

Halloween is coming. Do you have enough spooky stories? Check out these books—if you dare!   The Book That Eats People by John Perry A creepy book devours unlucky readers. Will you be next?   A Child’s Guide to Common Household Monsters by...

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Fiction Book Review: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet

Jennine Capo Crucet’s debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is a moving coming-of-age story. Cuban-American Lizet is the first in her family to attend college. While Miami-raised Lizet struggles to adjust to college life at an elite...

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Fiction Book Review: Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe is a nuanced depiction of military families and their unique struggles. Ellen Silverman is an English professor in Madison, Wisconsin. She is also the guardian of Michael, a young man who enlists in the military in...

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Fiction Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli seems to have the perfect life – a glamourous job at a woman’s magazine in New York City and a rich handsome fiancé - but beneath the glittering façade, Ani’s dark past lurks and threatens to destroy her. The action moves between the...

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Fiction Book Review: The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk

Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls is an engaging book about contemporary Polish-American identity and an ideal book to read in honor of the library’s celebration of Polish culture this May. The story centers around three friends, Anna...

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