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Eye of Newt

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a relatively new novel by one of my favorite authors. This story takes place in New York during the turbulent sixties. The main characters are siblings who share a secret. Franny, Jet, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson is an outstanding novel about a young, motherless African-American girl growing-up in Brooklyn during the 1970’s. August is an innocent girl living in denial. After moving to a rough neighborhood from a peaceful country home … Continue reading

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What History Teaches Us

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey is a powerful, beautifully written novel about an old man who has recently lost his beloved wife. Bereaved and waiting for his own death, the history professor stocks his pantry, holes himself … Continue reading

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