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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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