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Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Title: Invincible Summer Author: Alice Adams Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 308 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and eager to shrug off the socialist politics of her upbringing, Eva breaks away to work for a big bank. Benedict, a budding scientist who’s…

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Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Illustrator: Ellen Forney Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 230 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only…

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Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Title: Seven Days of You Author: Cecilia Vinesse Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA 2016 Anticipated Publishing Date: 7 March 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia…

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Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day Author: David Sedaris Publisher: LittleBrown and Company Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) David Sedaris’ move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that “every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section”. His family is another inspiration. You Can’t Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his…

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Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette Author: Maria Semple Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 330 pages Source: Borrowed from Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised…

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Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Title: “When Did You See Her Last?” Author: Lemony Snicket Series: All The Wrong Questions, Book 2 Publisher: Little Brown Hardcover: 279 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) I should have asked the question “How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?” Instead, I asked the wrong question — four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second. In the fading town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to…

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