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The Pavilion

by Hilda Lawrence

Time: probably around the time it was published

Published: 1946

Read: October, 1989

This was a $0.98 bargain book special but turned out to be a light but very enjoyable read. 322 more words

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Farewell Summer

by Helen Hooven Santmyer

Time: 1935, flashbacks ~20 years before

Published: 1988

Read: October, 1989

I don’t think I would have picked this out as being written by the author of  207 more words

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At Risk

by Alice Hoffman

Time: Present (1980s)

Published: 1988

Read: September, 1989

A very moving story about 11-year-old Amanda who develops AIDS as a result of a blood transfusion. 182 more words

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by Nuruddin Farah

Time: 1980s

Published: 1986

Read: September 1989

If this book were an assignment for a literature class one could delve into all the hidden meanings, the impact of its style, etc — but since I read it for entertainment I do not choose to do that. 241 more words

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Obscure Destinies

by Willa Cather

Time: early 1900s (?)

Published: 1930-1932

Read: September, 1989

This book is a collection of three stories by Willa Cather written fairly late in her career. 489 more words

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Author Interview: M.L. Gardner

Over the past few months I have been working with author M.L. Gardner to create a candle inspired by her book, Sayan Knights. We came up with an amazing fragrance for main character, Nicholi, and… 1,141 more words


"Cruel Beauty" by Rosamund Hodge

I recently finished reading Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge’s debut novel. It’s a young adult fantasy combining a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and Greek mythology. 519 more words

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