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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

“A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the façade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her faltering marriage and her unsteady journey towards becoming a writer” 7 more words

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe’s mother is dying of pancreatic cancer. As she fights her disease, with the support and love of her family and friends, she continues to read books and share those books with her son , and he with her. 43 more words

Model Magic

Back when I was a young mother, if you walked into our home and saw the Play-doh out, you could be pretty sure it was bad day. 497 more words

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First, I want to admit my reading game has been slacking the past couple months.  Summer always interferes with the amount of time I want to spend reading each year, and even though I did slightly better this time around, I still have a long ways to go on my 2016 book list. 317 more words



September’s history based or bygone era book suggestions.

Ages 3-7


A New Coat For Anna by Harriet Ziefert (Post WW II) The King’s Commissionaires… 203 more words

Truth or Dare

As heady evenings go, I more than held my own. After spending a bit of time on the election, the dinner conversation eventually switched over to books we had all recently read.  1,231 more words

Anthony Trollope

My August Recap!

It’s been a great month. Went to an All American Reject, A Day To Remember, Blink182 concert earlier last month. Began packing to move and also I officially can now say I work at a library! 114 more words

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