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ISBN: 9781400067695
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

There is nothing like the relationship between a mother and a daughter.  It is complicated.  It is special, original and like no other.  Ellizabeth Strout brings this to life is a beautiful story that takes place during a hospital stay,  It is tender and heart-warming and real.  She is an amazing writer!

ISBN: 9780316344326
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Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - February 16th, 2016

I think this is one of my favorite books of the new year!  I have passed it on to a couple friends already because I liked it so much.  It is beautifully written with characters that you will not forget.  It will make you feel deeply and be empathetic to both sides of the story.  It may even make you cry - but that is a true sign of a book that really gets to you and means something.

ISBN: 9780553513349
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

The book reps seemed very excited about this book and sent many copies for staff to review.  I thought I would give it a try and was not disapointed.  If you liked the Book Thief and want to read a different take on the effects of war and families, you will enjoy this little gem.  It is sweet and has a bit of magic to it.

ISBN: 9781939765499
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Published: Month9books - December 9th, 2014

My fellow co-worker wrote a book and it is awesome!  I don't read alot of young adult but have been pleasantly surprised when I do.  This is a comletely original story of vampires and  humans with a bit of a fantasy element as well as a host of emotions that will have you turning page after page to see what happens next.  I loved the Philly references and backdrop too!

ISBN: 9780812980677
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Published: Random House Trade - April 14th, 2015

I love when a friend's recommendation turns out to be a really good one.  This book is a curl up in your covers page turner!  It is an appreciation of art and it's process and at it's core it is about a marriage but also about friendship and loyalty and love.  I will definately be reading more of Robin Blacks' work!

ISBN: 9780525429470
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Published: Viking - January 12th, 2016

I could not put this down!  It was so inviting because the topic is something I know nothing about, takes place somewhere I have never been, and deals with something so sad I can't wrap my mind around it.  I loved the fullness of her characters and the friendships and the forgiveness.  Highly recommend!

ISBN: 9781566893992
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Published: Coffee House Press - July 14th, 2015

This is Neil Gaiman meets The Help with some mother/daughter drama in a wholly original way!  You have to read it to experience it!