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The Rough Patch by Brian Lies - Book Review

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By Brian Lies, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062671271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018

A touching story about loss, grief, and learning how to be happy again. Beautifully illustrated. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - Book Review

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By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

A story about acceptance and unconditional love, with stunning illustrations! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Late in the Day: A Novel by Tessa Hadley - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062476692
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Published: Harper - January 15th, 2019

Hadley outdoes herself once more! Her genius lies in her sparse writing style, and subjects set in ordinary lives. Her ability to translate the human psyche is so razor sharp that you’ll find yourself thinking Yes! Yes! Yes! As you read eye-opening epiphany after epiphany. This novel shines light on middle age, marriage, death, and the complicated histories people share. To read a Tessa Hadley novel is not only thought provoking and enjoyable, but you’ll also emerge knowing yourself a little better. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316483254
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Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

A most beautifully written book about the eternal struggle for equality, and respect for others. It is a story we will always be telling, and sadly, always struggling with in our daily lives. However, this novel is so much more, it brings in folklore, mysticism, and epic storytelling. Focusing on two sisters, who though very different from each other, share the bond of true love, we enter the woods and the fights that dwell there between the various different cultures living in it, and how their love brings everyone together. Drawing inspiration from Ukrainian history and mythology, and Rossetti’s Goblin Market, Rossner has written a gem. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

A deeply personal graphic memoir. I had to read it in one sitting as I could not tear myself away from Jarrett's world. His portrayal of his family and friends is so authentic and beautifully felt. This could have been a very different story, and that is testament to the strength of love. The style and feel of the illustrations match perfectly with the nostalgic feel. A must read for sure. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Girls at 17 Swann Street: A Novel by Yara Zgheib - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250202444
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 5th, 2019

Anorexia is not a choice, it’s an all encompassing mental illness. When someone with anorexia speaks to you, it’s not them, but their disease speaking to you. This novel will open your eyes, and give you an understanding and an insight that only those with experience of the disease can give you. It’s written with the most beautiful voice, and in such a unique way, that you’ll fall in love with it as I did. It’s an important book, in that it opens the discussion into anorexia itself, and shines a light into it’s dark corners, but it is also a rich and enjoyable novel in its own right. Read this book, love it, and give it to everyone you hold dear, as it is a book to be treasured and demands to be shared. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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