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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See is historical fiction at its very best!  Anthony Doerr knows how to wave his descriptive wand in such a way that you want to slow down and read every sentence.  Filled with unforgettable characters in an unforgettable period of time - one that we cannot begin to comprehend but can hopefully begin to imagine.  You will think about this book long after you are done!

ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

You will feel like you are on a train when you read this book - pages rushing by, non-stop edge of your seat thrills, wind in your hair - wondering how the ride will end!  You will just have to read it to find out and I promise you won't be disappointed.  Possibly surprised but not disappointed!

ISBN: 9780802123527
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2015

A lovely, heartfelt novel filled with the most beautiful photographs of aquarium fish.  The author uses these and underwater life as the perfect metaphor for a young girl's ever changing and somewhat suffocating childhood.  There is alot of anguish and uncertainty in this novel but also a lot of hope and ultimately love that makes it well worth the read!

ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

An amazing book club pick that should not be missed!  Maya Angelou definately has a gift for words and for telling a story that you will feel lucky to have read.  You will root for the child that she was as well as the young adult that she grows into and enjoy all the pages in between!

ISBN: 9781627790956
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 3rd, 2015

I loved this book!  I have always had a fascination with people's childhoods, especially if they have grown up in the city.  A lot of these childhoods were not easy ones but there seemed to be a lot of family love and connection that kept these kids grounded.  Their memories made me smile and appreciate the simple things that can bring us pleasure. The idea of being placed in a high school where your talents would thrive was a brilliant idea and enabled a lot of these kids to go on to do great things.  That and some pretty incredible teachers!

ISBN: 9780345804617
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2015

I have decided to pick this for my book club that I will be hosting in June.  Not only was it supremely well written but it brought me into the world of ballet, one that I have very little knowledge of.  This is a story of intensity and passion, and the choices we make in life that can be both beautiful and devastating.

ISBN: 9780345532855
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 17th, 2015

For some reason this book sat on my book shelf neglected and forgotten.  I was in the mood for a really good, get cozy and read kind of book and this was just the one I needed!  I absolutely love the way Kelly Corrigan writes!  This book made me smile and fall in love with her and all the special people she came to take care of on her trip to Australia.  I wish that it was a big fat book instead of a small one but the glimpse I got of her coming of age and her relationship with her mother was spot on.  Can't wait to read anything else she's ever written!