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Stitches by Anne Lamott

“It can be too sad here.  We often lose our way.”  Anne Lamott’s latest musing on faith focuses on the thorny parts of life and love—grief, anger, pain—and how to keep living throughout it all.  Stitching together the ripped shreds of ourselves, … Continue reading

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City of Thieves by David Benioff

City of Thieves is one of those books recommended to me time and again, and I always think, “Oh yes, I must read this,” and then I never get around to it.  But after stumbling across the audio version and seeing that it … Continue reading

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The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber

In the late 1980′s, a quiet young man with began working as a nurse in a burn ward in New Jersey.  Whether initially tempted by pity or a need for control, it was there that Charles Cullen, dubbed by the media … Continue reading

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Half Bad by Sally Green

Nathan is the seventeen-year-old son of a White Witch and a Black Witch, and in the viciously divided community of English witches that makes him an outcast.  Questioned, brutalized and eventually imprisoned, the Council will stop at nothing to make … Continue reading

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The Reason I Jump: the Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

Naoki Higashida is a thirteen-year-old boy with autism so severe that he cannot speak aloud.  But using an alphabet grid, he–letter by letter–has composed this missive from the depths of autism, revealing that a clever mind and keen perception lie … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, which means two things: one, his father is all out of tradesmen to apprentice his sons to.  And two, Tom can hear the dead.  These two things mean that Tom is going to … Continue reading

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Nyx Triskelion lives in a parchment world of alchemy and myth—a land called Arcadia that was mysteriously split from earth centuries ago and that has been ravaged by demons ever since.  Groomed from birth to marry the king of the demons and … Continue reading

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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Perry Stormaire has a major problem: all he wants to do is go play a gig with his band in New York City, but instead, his parents are making him take the weird Lithuanian exchange student to prom.  Perry is chronically unable to say no … Continue reading

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Lilac LaRoux is the richest girl in the galaxy, the scion of a massive terraforming empire. Tarver Merendson is a military hero from a poor far-flung planet.  When they meet on the massive starliner the Icarus, their chemistry is immediate–but so is the … Continue reading

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor Vale and Eli Cardale are brilliant calculating risk-takers and the smartest pre-med students at their prestigious university; they also happen to be best friends.  For a class project, Eli decides to research the so-called E.O.’s–extraordinary people who seem to demonstrate abnormal … Continue reading

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