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STARGAZER FINALIST WINNER: My Father's Prostitute by Steven Whitacre

Category: Mind, Body and Spirit, Memoir

An honest, and sometimes brutal, true story of one man’s struggle growing up in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. 231 more words

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STARGAZER HONORABLE MENTION WINNER: Carmen and Chia Mix Magic by Dixie Salazar

Category: Young Adult

CARMEN AND CHIA MIX MAGIC is a young adult fantasy novel exploring immigration issues and conflict resolution without violence. Hmong and Mexican protagonists fight the corrupt ICE (immigration), a bad bruja, an evil realtor and an Ice dab (malevolent spirit) putting their magic together with a curendera and a shaman, also helped by a recovering alcoholic and a homeless woman with magical qualities. 317 more words

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STARGAZER HONORABLE MENTION WINNER: Sway by Jennifer Gibson

Category: Young Adult

There was something different about Jessie. She struggled to fit in at school, surrounded by a web of lies and deceit…until she met Ethan. 253 more words

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Man Booker Short List Announced

The Man Booker Short List was announced on September 9. It is the first year that the prize is open to writers from around the world. 206 more words

The Heart Of The Library

My (Almost) Year of Reading on the Edge

 

READING ON THE EDGE

An experiment with reading outside my normal comfort zone.

I graduated from college last December, with a Bachelor’s degree.  Better late than never, right?  807 more words

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