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We’ve made it to the end of May – with a serious dose of heavy headline news, lately. I am doing my best to stay engaged, but escaping into books when I need to. Here’s the latest roundup: The Many Meanings of Meilan, Andrea WangI found this wonderful middle-grade novel at the library and read […]

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We’re halfway through May (I think?) and I’ve been blowing through review books and mysteries, as per usual. Here’s what I have been reading: This Story Will Change: After the Happily Ever After, Elizabeth CraneCrane had a good marriage – or thought she did – until her husband admitted he wasn’t happy. This memoir chronicles […]

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We’re nearly a week into May and I have been diving into books when life feels like too much, as usual. Here’s what I have been reading: Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie CousensJournalist Laura LeQuesne has always believed in love – helped along in part by her parents’ epic love story. But when Laura […]

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Somehow it’s May tomorrow – and I have been reading up a storm. Here’s the latest roundup: How to Find Your Way Home, Katy ReganEmily has spent years scanning every crowd for her estranged brother’s face – but she never expects him to walk in the door of the housing office where she works. She invites […]

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I’m back from a local dog-sitting stint and then a whirlwind weekend in NYC – and catching up on mini book reviews. Here’s what I have been reading: The Ghosts of Paris, Tara MossThis sequel to The War Widow (which I enjoyed) takes private eye Billie Walker to postwar Paris in search of a wealthy […]

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We are (nearly) halfway through April, approaching Marathon Monday, and smack in the middle of cherry blossom season. Here’s what I have been reading: Freedom is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World, Zainab SalbiSalbi is a well-known activist for women’s rights, but she spent years hiding […]

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It’s nearly April – and the weather is teasing us, as usual. But the books are getting me through. Here’s what I have been reading to close out the month: Forward Me Back to You, Mitali PerkinsI love Mitali’s sensitively written novels about teenagers finding their place in the world. This one follows Kat – […]

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Hello, friends. I’ve been across the country and back again – to Arizona and California to see some friends. Here’s what I have been reading: Iced in Paradise, Naomi HiraharaLeilani Santiago is trying to help keep her family’s shave ice shack afloat. When a young surfer – her father’s protege – ends up murdered, Leilani […]

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March is nearly halfway done – and has included a wild mix of weather, as usual. The daffodils are sprouting, though. Here’s what I have been reading: The Wide Starlight, Nicole Lesperance When Eline was six years old, her mother disappeared under the northern lights on Svalbard. Ten years later, Eline – now living on […]

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How is it March already? There’s still snow on the ground (so much snow!) but we are heading for spring. Here’s my last slew of February books: Love & Saffron, Kim FayMy friend Louise raved about this book and she wasn’t wrong – it’s a charming epistolary novel of a friendship between two women who […]

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