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Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Title: Crystal Line Author: Anne McCaffrey Series: Crystal Singer, Book 3 Publisher: Random House Paperback: 294 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life…and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn’t counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left…

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Book Review: The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

Book Review: The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

Title: The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art Author: Sebastian Smee Publisher: Random House Hardcover: 416 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in…

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Book Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Book Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Title: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Author: Lisa See Publisher: RandomHouse Kindle: 288 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created…

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Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Can You Keep a Secret? Author: Sophie Kinsella Publisher: Random House Paperback: 400 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she…

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Book Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Book Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Title: Passion Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Series Order: Book 3 Hardcover: 420 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . . Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in…

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Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Title: Torment Author: Lauren Kate Series: Fallen, Book 2 Publisher: Random House Hardcover: 452 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Hell on earth. That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California…

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