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Book review: 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' by Maria Semple

Has a book ever just delighted you?

I’ve been fortunate to discover a few that would fall into that category, and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette would definitely top that list. 436 more words

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Book chat: 'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green

So I finished John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars on Sunday. I bought it last week in anticipation of a long weekend away as a “treat” to myself, insofar as a book about kids with cancer can be a “treat.” 851 more words

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Book review: 'Open Road Summer' by Emery Lord

Though the humid days and sticky nights will soon fade into autumn, there’s still time to enjoy a summer treat — and Emery Lord’s Open Road Summer may well be it. 546 more words

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Review: 'Good Chinese Wife' by Susan Blumberg-Kason

Going into Susan Blumberg-Kason’s Good Chinese Wife, I’ll confess to wanting to do a little armchair traveling. During a busy summer in which I’ve rarely crossed state lines, the idea of visiting exotic Hong Kong, lovely San Francisco and bustling China was too alluring to deny. 893 more words

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Book review: 'A Walk in the Woods' by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson thinks he knows what to expect when he embarks on a journey to hike the Appalachian Trail — some 2,000 miles, stretching from Georgia to Maine. 667 more words

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