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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting by Joe Gillard - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399582677
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 3rd, 2019

Shh, don’t tell, I’m a word nerd. That’s why I read this book and why you need to read it too! This book answered one of my lifelong questions, where did the word Sloom come from? Gillard brings words back to life that just roll off your tongue and uses them in sentences that will genuinely make you laugh, describing everyday concepts and timeless ideas with historical artwork throughout. Discover your favorite lost word and gift a copy to your compeer! ~ Reviewed by Debbi Wraga

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553523225
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Mark Twain’s daughters chose a picture from a magazine and begged their father for a story. The pages of scribbled notes are discovered and a beautiful fairy tale is written. With whimsical artwork, eccentric characters that stay with you forever, this book will capture the imagination of readers of all ages. ~ Reviewed by Debbi Wraga

Say Her Name

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ISBN: 9780802145802
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Published: Grove Press - April 10th, 2012

Noone knows how they will ever handle the loss of a spouse. Your world completely changes as you start the mourning process-grief, sorrow, shock, guilt for still being alive-there are no rules. Francisco Goldman takes you through this journey elegantly and passionately letting you feel the love he has felt so intensely for his wife Aura and the excruciating loss he suffers after losing her in a swimming accident. A very powerful memoir that shares a love story so intimate and profound your heart breaks at the loss of a woman you have never met but wish you had. ~ Reviewed by Debbi Wraga

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