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THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN by Alana White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"One hopes that White's clever tale, meticulously researched and pleasingly written, is the first in a series that will bring Florence and its many famous denizens to life."
A Florentine lawyer must solve a murder to keep his city from imploding. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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REARVIEW MIRROR by Alana Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Stewart's gritty story will appeal to readers interested in her ex-husbands and her own rags-to-riches tale, rife with kiss-and-tell vignettes and the personal insights she's gleaned as an adult."
Stewart reflects on her modeling and acting careers and her marriages to actor George Hamilton and rock star Rod Stewart. Read full book review >

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THE LAST POINT by Alana Josephson
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"A children's book with a fine moral and beautiful illustrations but uneven prose."
Josephson's illustrated children's book tells the story of a girl's triumphant tennis match. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Either way, readers will enjoy this intriguing story, told in this well-written book that is not shy about honoring her accomplishments. (b&w photos and reproductions, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
This first book in the Native American Biographies series covers the engrossing story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who was only 16 when she accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the Pacific coast on the first organized exploration of the American West. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Though the volume contains a certain amount of filler, Massey's unlikely insights into how women are shaped by the celebrities we idolize or despise are likely to prompt thought and discussion."
Odd but beguiling short essays about female celebrities toward whom the author has decidedly mixed feelings. Read full book review >

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Released: May 2, 2013

"A tighter and better-organized argument would have helped, but the authors provide plenty of smart if debatable observations about who we are."
A grab-bag, pop-psych look at cultural determinism and its discontents. Read full book review >