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ISBN: 9780385389587
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - March 10th, 2015

Much like the main character, Twig, this magical realism story is sweet and short. Twig has a big secret, and it's not just the secret ingredient in her mom's Pink Apple pie. The town of Sidwell is also plagued by a mysterious monster. A great middle grade, summer read!



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ISBN: 9780393239133
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 16th, 2015

WARNING: This book will make you want to quit your job! MacLaughlin describes how she tired of her desk job, and without experience responded to a craigslist job posting to be a contractor's/carpenter's assistant. This is an excellent blend of various styles of essays, and it's fun to read about the Boston area homes she has worked in. My favorite aspect is that MacLaughlin doesn't stress 'do what you love' so much as 'do what feels important'.



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ISBN: 9780871407900
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Liveright - January 19th, 2015

This isn't a charming and idyllic story of island life. But Michael Crummey's tale of a rustic island community in Newfoundland, and it's equally rustic characters, will pull you in. The island's residents are grappling with the decision to take a government settlement and leave. The aging but still capable Sweetland is the only person who stubbornly refuses to move. Decades long secrets emerge in a town so small you wouldn't think secrets could be kept at all. I always enjoy reading Crummey, who I think of as the Garcia Marquez of Canada.



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