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Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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God Bless the Child

An Invisible Thread: The true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny by Laura Schroff is a “get your tissues ready” memoir about a soul connection which occurred between an eleven-year-old at risk … Continue reading

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Muddy Waters

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a historical fiction novel based on events surrounding the adoption industry during approximately thirty years in the last century. In particular, the fraudulent, inhuman dealings of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society under … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

China Dolls by Lisa See is a historical fiction novel.The story begins in San Francisco just prior to World War Two where three young Asian-American women are attempting to pursue their dreams of careers in the entertainment business. The girls … Continue reading

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A Tale of Woe

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell had been lingering on my to-read list for way too long and I finally obtained a copy from our library two days ago! This popular fictional novel is the story of two high school students who … Continue reading

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Degrees of Separation

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is another gripping novel by an excellent writer. If you have read her previous novel My Name is Lucy Barton, you will certainly appreciate this continuation of the characters in that book. This story … Continue reading

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A Child’s Eyes

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes is a memoir of letters written by the late Colombian painter. Emma was raised in abject poverty by a woman who eventually abandoned Emma and her older sister. They ended-up in a … Continue reading

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