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Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Tom Bender is a typical seventh-grade student at St. Catherine’s private school. He loves sports cars and has a crush on Courtney Zisky. Everything changes when a new student arrives. Jessica Feeney has been badly burned and has moved to New Haven to … Continue reading

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2041 by Jane Yolen

This is a collection of 12 short stories. Twelve different science fiction authors were asked to predict what the future may hold in fifty years (This book was published in 1991). Well known authors such as Bruce Coville, Ann McCaffrey, and Jane Yolen … Continue reading

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You Can Get Arrested For That by Rich Smith

This is a silly book. While playing the trivia game of Balderdash, Englishman Rich Smith encounters a question concerning an obscure American law.  After a small amount of research, Rich decides to travel to America with his friend Luke Bateman … Continue reading

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Livability:Stories

Livability is a collection of nine short stories written by Jonathan Raymond. These stories all take place in Oregon. Many of the stories involve drifters, failed relationships, and missed opportunities in life. They are both touching and sad. Two of … Continue reading

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Drift: stories

Drift is a very appropriate title for this collection of 13 short stories. The dysfunctional characters in these stories drift through life struggling with various addictive behavior including drugs and sex. Many of the stories are interconnected and all take … Continue reading

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Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories

This book of 13 short stories is written by Jincy Willett. Jenny and the Jaws of Life is populated by quirky people, many who lead a poignant life. Each story describes individuals who are faced with a personal crisis and … Continue reading

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Red car: Stories

This book of 12 short stories was written by Sallie Bingham. Many of the stories deal with interpersonal relationships between men and women. I found most of the stories did not hold my interest and all ended abruptly. The best … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayham and Suspense

This collection of 24 short stories is written by different authors to benefit the owners of Once Upon A Crime, a mystery book store located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This book contains stories written by several award winning authors. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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