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Bunheads

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ISBN: 9780316126540
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Published: Poppy - October 9th, 2012

Bunheads’ striking cover pulled me into this book. Sophie Flack wrote this mesmerizing story from a first person view of the professional world of American Ballet having danced at the New York City Ballet for nine years. No one from the outside of this world has any idea the total commitment that is required to become a ballerina.  For any young person or adult it is an awe inspiring story of dedication.  As Hannah grows up in the school she begins to wonder if this is all she wants for her life.

Jane D


safekeeping

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ISBN: 9781250011343
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 18th, 2012

Karen Hesse glimpses a future for America that we won’t want to see. It has become a military state with all sorts of restrictions and rules. Radley, on her way back from volunteering in Haiti, discovers that her parents are missing as is any hint of her old life. But guns can’t eradicate the human spirit that she finds as she wanders in Vermont. Hesse’s photographs enrich the heartfelt text. Perfect for ages 14 and up.


Carol


Fifth Business

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By Robertson Davies, Gail Godwin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141186153
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 2001

It is always good to discover an author, but especially if he is Robertson Davies. (I know, where have I been?) This first volume of the Deptford Trilogy is a well-told tale that ends with a twist. Though it stands alone well, I am now deep into the second book and look forward to the third.


Robin


The Bartender's Tale

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ISBN: 9781594487354
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 21st, 2012

In The Bartender’s Tale, Ivan Doig creates a new chapter in the town of Gros Venture, Montana.  Rusty, a boy of twelve and “an accident between the sheets,” narrates his summer with his father, Tom Harry, bartender and owner of the Medicine Lodge. Rusty never knew his mother, and their simple life unravels as he wonders who she is. The tension between his father’s past and his love for his son is a story told with wit and craft.

Robert


Cold Comfort Farm

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By Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss (Introduction by), Roz Chast (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780143039594
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

Delightful- just delightful- English comedy of manners about a young woman trying to reform her uncouth country cousins. Being a bit short of cash, young Flora Poste goes to stay with her relatives the Starkadders and immediately sets about trying to bring a bit of civilization to the place. The characters and setting are unforgettable, the writing crisp and perfect. You’ll never want this lovely book to end.

Marie


Liar and Spy

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ISBN: 9780385737432
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

When Georges meets Safer, the dog-walking, coffee-drinking, parrot-watching kid in his new apartment building, the two become fast friends.  Georges helps spy on the mysterious man upstairs.  Safer teaches Georges to make the perfect pan of scrambled eggs.  But the Spy Club is not without its secrets, and the boys will be forced to confront them eventually.  Touching, funny, and fiercely believable, Stead’s new novel won’t disappoint.

Kim


Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes

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ISBN: 9780805093490
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 17th, 2012

Want a new heroine – not young, not beautiful, not in love with anything but life? Meet Jana Bibi who inherits her miscreant grandfather’s home in a small hill town in India. Faced with uncertainty about her future she manages with much kindness and wisdom. A gentle book with colorful characters and villains drawn from the author’s experiences of her childhood years in India. Read it and wait, like I do, for the next in the series.

Jane J


Walk on the Wild Side

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By Nelson Algren, Russell Banks (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780374525323
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 24th, 1998

Oh, the raw and wonderful goodies to be had in this social realist vaudeville!  Algren's depression Texas & New Orleans was too harsh when it first appeared, but nowadays on the far side of McCarthy, Crews, Bukowski and any number of other poets of the demi-monde (and the weird South), the book stands as a vernacular classic.

Gary


Prisoner of Heaven

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ISBN: 9780062206282
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Published: Harper - July 10th, 2012

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game, has struck again with his latest book: The Prisoner of Heaven.  Threading the two previous novels with his new one, Ruiz Zafon has created a world of dark secrets and unrelenting intrigue bringing light to a hidden history that is both shocking and exciting.

Nathan


The Moonflower Vine

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ISBN: 9780061673238
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 24th, 2009

The Moonflower Vine is about a family gathering to celebrate their parents’ marriage. Four girls come of age in Depression-era Missouri; author Jetta Carleton lays bare their secrets, their shames and the love that pulses through their veins. She crafts for them rich interior lives showing how each is touched by and wields passions with the power to redefine their lives. It's one of those special books I just want to press into the hands of everyone I know.

Marie


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