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BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE AND DEATH by C.K. Kelly Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 2, 2010

"For a summer novel focusing on love and lust, this barely causes the temperature to rise. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice has just lost his virginity and his best friends after a winning night of basketball and parties. Read full book review >

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ONE LONELY DEGREE by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: May 26, 2009

"The perfect temperature for a summer read or a cool discussion, and an outstanding second novel. (Fiction. YA)"
Finn's family is falling apart at the same time she's falling for her best friend's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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MY BEATING TEENAGE HEART by C.K. Kelly Martin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Beats only with a dull pulse. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage ghost seeks to help a grief-stricken living boy. Read full book review >

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DELICATE by C.K. Kelly Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2016

"Thoughtful and honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Second cousins Ivy and Lucan re-encounter each other years after a falling out between their moms and find solace as they both deal with their respective relationship and family issues. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY by C.K. Kelly Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Fans of the Smiths, Depeche Mode, Scritti Politti—this one's for you. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A vivid infusion of 1980s culture gives this near-future dystopia an offbeat, Philip K. Dick aura. Read full book review >

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I KNOW IT’S OVER by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Rich characters and honest interactions set Martin's debut novel apart, and readers will look forward to whatever gestates next. (Fiction. YA)"
One relationship ends, another begins. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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KELLY JENSEN
by Shara Zaval

Algonquin published Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World on January 24, three days after 673 women’s marches and nearly five million feminists took their sneakers—and voices—to streets across the globe.

The timing couldn’t have been more appropriate, and it’s easy to imagine that this scrapbook-style anthology bubbled up as a post-election season battle cry, a response to ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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ERIN ENTRADA KELLY
by Jessie Grearson

“All my novels begin with a picture of a character. Then I start asking him or her questions—my favorite being why,” says Erin Entrada Kelly, whose middle-grade novel Hello, Universe was released on March 14. The picture that came to Kelly for this novel was that of an introspective, quiet, and lonely 11-year-old boy sitting deep in a well ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"This narrative history should please computer insiders and academics but may leave the lay reader seeking relief with the nearest video game. (photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive history of the computer, much of it standard but with some surprising interpretations. Read full book review >

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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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