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HERE WE GO AGAIN by Betty White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A likable if long-winded autobiography from a justifiably well-loved personality. (b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A breezy memoir of 45 years in television by a lady who's seen it all and is still in there pitching. Read full book review >

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IF YOU ASK ME by Betty White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"A quick, pleasant read from an author whose writing voice is surprisingly reminiscent of her speaking voice."
The beloved actress shares some of her recent experiences. Read full book review >

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THE LEADING LADY by Betty White
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Appealing for its autobiographical content, its insight into the lives of the blind, and its message of human-animal bonding. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A pleasant, personalized account of two celebrities— singer/entertainer Sullivan (If You Could See What I Hear, 1975) and TV star White (Betty White's Pet-Love, 1983; Betty White in Person, 1987)—and the guide dog who touched both their lives. 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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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: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF DUNCAN VEERICK by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dull and ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is a mystery to be found in this, but it takes an inordinate time to get to it and then the whole thing fizzles. Read full book review >

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I SMELL LIKE HAM by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Especially satisfying is the beginning of a real relationship between the two boys, forged while they're on their own until Nick's able to convince Dwayne to come home. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Nick has to go to school smelling like the cloves his new stepmother puts into the shampoo, and that's just the beginning in this humorous yet true-to-life portrayal of family blending and sixth-grade angst. Read full book review >

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FINISHING TOUCH by Betty Rowlands
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"Charmless, with gooey romantic twinges and predictable swipes at greeting-card artist-students, faculty wives, and the like."
Melissa Craig, the most successful crime writer since Agatha Christie (A Little Gentle Sleuthing, 1991), is now offering a course at the Mid-Cotswold College of Arts and Technology, where the usual faculty types abound: the stodgy dean; the Lothario lecturer; the soul-tormented tutor; and the gorgeous, sexy faculty secretary—here, Angelica, who's promoted (just like that) to replacement art teacher. Read full book review >

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MISS MINCHIN DIES by Betty Rowlands
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"An excellent puzzle that takes perceptiveness, logic and Sukey's intuition to solve."
The death of a middle-aged spinster competes with the murder of a teenager for the attention of DC Sukey Reynolds (A Fool There Was, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >