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The Adventures of Wilder Good: The Elk Hunt

  Wilder Good is an adventure book for young boys and girls who love to be outdoors exploring nature. Dahlstrom’s book, The Elk Hunt,  is first in a new adventure series designed to show the beauty of inter-generational friendships as young … Continue reading

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Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Kline (Bird in Hand, 2010) explores the relationship between two women, decades apart, but both reeling from being trapped in similar circumstances. Orphan Train is narrated by the two main characters – Ninety-one-year-old Vivian … Continue reading

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The Aviator’s Wife

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin Benjamin (The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom thumb, 2012) brings us a fascinating, historical, perspective focusing on a woman often eclipsed by her husband. The Aviator’s Wife, reminiscent of The Paris Wife (McClain, 2011) showcases … Continue reading

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Family Pictures

Family Pictures by Jane Green   Betrayal, hope and forgiveness create a trilogy of emotional issues that Green (The Beach House, 2008, etc.) explores in her latest work. Sylvie and Maggie are located on opposite sides of America. They are … Continue reading

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A Good American

A Good American by Alex George   George’s debut novel follows three generations of the Meisenheimer family as they sail from Germany to entrench themselves in the American landscape of the twentieth century. The novel begins with a promise of … Continue reading

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The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls Cathy Marie Buchanan 2013, Riverhead Books   Ballet, artists, personal anguish and a tale of enduring love between sisters. The Painted Girls is a tale about young girls coming of age in the harsh world of late … Continue reading

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The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier 2013, Penguin Group   Self-Discovery, new friends, and adventures await our main Character in nineteenth-century America. Chevalier takes the reader on a long trip from England through eastern America and finally to the Ohio Valley … Continue reading

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