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Books and Islands of Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich

Holy geez, y’all. Basically, I had been hearing about this book through a few podcasts I like to take in for a couple of months now. 193 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Title/Author: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Genre: Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Published: April 1st, 2014 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill… 816 more words

Book Review

Reading "Why I read", by Wendy Lesser

Don’t you just love it when you open a fresh new book and, especially if you are the very first one to get it from the library and it has that scent of new adventure all over it, and you turn to the first page and realize the author is a friend you just haven’t met yet? 264 more words


Overhype Syndrome claims 'A.J. Fikry'

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books, 2014)

A.J. Fikry is in his late 30s, owner of a bookstore on an island that sounds similar to Martha’s Vineyard. 358 more words


Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly

Title:  Little Women Letters

Author:  Gabrielle Donnelly

Call #:  DON

Lulu Atwater discovers a cache of letters written by her great-great-grandmother, Little Women‘s Jo March, in her mother’s attic, and by reading them comes to understand her family at a deeper level, as she struggles to find her own place in the world.

Recommended by:  Bobbie

General Fiction

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Sigh….what can I say about this story? I absolutely loved it. The story was just beautiful. The way it was written truly captured my heart. You see these characters, warts and all, develop into more meaningful relationships and find peace within themselves. 204 more words

Inkheart: Review

Author: Cornelia Funke

Publisher: Chicken House

Summary: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. 492 more words