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Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Lux Series

There has been a lot of buzz about this new series from publisher Entangled. The Lux Series is about a young book blogger who moves from her familiar home in Florida to a small town in West Virginia to find herself living … Continue reading

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A Woman in the Crossfire
A Woman in the Crossfire

Samar Yazbek and her book, A Woman in the Crossfire—the dramatic story of the Syrian uprising from a Syrian eyewitness and female member of Assad’s ruling Alawites—are making headlines this fall. Yazbek has been interviewed by the BBC. She appeared … Continue reading

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I hope that Tap Out finds its way into the hands of anyone who needs the hope to keep fighting
I hope that Tap Out finds its way into the hands of anyone who needs the hope to keep fighting

Reviews- Kirkus – A boy who knows only grinding despair finds hope within the walls of a gym. ….. This is bound to have huge appeal to kids whose lives are being mirrored, and it may prompt luckier readers to take … Continue reading

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Read This: A Reader’s Advisory in Your Pocket
Read This: A Reader’s Advisory in Your Pocket

Local indie publisher, Coffee House Press, has been burning up the charts with their new title, Read This! Handpicked Favorites from America’s Indie Bookstores. Kirkus Reviews had great things to say about the book in their September 4th review: “Entertaining, … Continue reading

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The secret history of kitchens shaped how and what we eat
The secret history of kitchens shaped how and what we eat

CONSIDER THE FORK: A History of How We Cook and Eat- by Bee Wilson PRAISE “Wilson’s sprightly, knowledgeable voice skips nimbly through the narratives of pots and pans, knives, grinding implements and eating utensils, working up to the theme of … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams

 Library Journal‘s September 1 starred review …in-depth biography. The reader comes to know John Quincy Adams intimately as a son, father, statesman, and patriot… The individuals encountered in the narrative are familiar, but—the pace and plotting pull readers forward ……. … Continue reading

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The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 is generating a lot of buzz! Library Journal‘s September 1 starred review notes, “Clifton, National Book Award Winner and the author of eighteen children’s books as well as this substantial body of poems, … Continue reading

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