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Path Appears

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ISBN: 9780345805102
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2015

Human trafficking, poverty, and forced prostitution aren't only prevalent in Third World countries - they're here in our own back yard. Devastating and life-changing, Kristof and WuDunn once again inspire education and action by demonstrating how real people have made real impact on their communities. Read, awaken, and get involved - this is a must read! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Yes Please

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ISBN: 9780062268358
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 1st, 2015

Reading this book confirmed that I need to be best friends with Poehler - she’s worked hard to get where she is and doesn’t take it for granted. Full of testimonials about Poehler’s work ethic, comedic genius, and her “what you see is what you get” attitude, Yes Please is for her fans who want a laugh out loud read. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Festival of Insignificance

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ISBN: 9780062356895
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Published: Harper - June 23rd, 2015

What better way to ponder sexuality, friendship, philosophy, and the meaning of existence than with a quirky story? Kundera successfully explores all these themes, plunging the reader into modern day Paris and the lives of four very different, very real men with his signature style. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Haatchi & Little B

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ISBN: 9781250069368
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Published: Picador - July 7th, 2015

An initially heartbreaking but completely uplifting story of how a young boy with a rare genetic disorder and a dog who nearly lost his life when he was tied to active railroad tracks rally together and overcome the odds against them. Holden's research on both Little B's condition and the devastating statistics of animal cruelty are tastefully presented and include opportunities for readers to become involved in the organizations that help disabled humans and animals thrive. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062335982
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2015

Embarrassing stunt on local TV? Check.
Life, as we know it as a teenager, coming to an end? Check.
Re-inventing one's self and becoming a badass music critic in the 1990s? Check.
Book read and THOROUGHLY enjoyed? Check! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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ISBN: 9780316370165
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

Fans of Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" and James Scott's "The Kept" are going to be mesmerized by one soldier's struggle to get back home during the Civil War. The soldier's story is instantly addictive and true to the time period, giving a harrowing look into the repercussions of war and how the line between soldier and citizen is, more often than not, non-existent. A striking read that's as unpredictable as the war it's set in that is simply jaw-dropping to the very end. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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