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At the Water's Edge

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ISBN: 9780385523233
Availability: Special Order
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 31st, 2015

A story of three privileged friends who travel to Scotland from America, in search of the Loch Ness monster during WWII. Before leaving the US, the war played a minimal role in the upper class lives of Maddie, Ellis,and their friend Hank. They soon find themselves buying ration cards and gas masks in preparation for air raids in the Scottish town of Drumnadrochit. Ellis and Hank make it their sole mission to find the monster, leaving Maddie behind to find more about herself and the beauty of "ordinary" people. With so many secrets revealed among the unique backdrop of WWII Scotland, I hung onto every word. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder

Golden Son

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ISBN: 9780345539816
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Published: Del Rey - January 6th, 2015

Even better than the first in the series! Golden Son is filled with more action and higher stakes as Darrow immerses himself further into the world of Golds. Torn between his roots and his newly formed friendships, he must figure out his place in the Mars rebellion. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder

An Age of License

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ISBN: 9781606997680
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fantagraphics - September 22nd, 2014

"L'age Licence as in: License to experience, mess up, license to fail, license to do...whatever, before you're settled." When comic artist Lucy is asked to speak at a comic conference in Norway, she takes the opportunity to travel all over Europe where she tries new food and wine, has a magical love affair, learns to shoot a blowgun, and experiences the thrills and anxieties of her age of license. Great read for graduates, twenty-somethings, or anyone in need of a l'age of license! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


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ISBN: 9781606998106
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Published: Fantagraphics - February 8th, 2015

When her elderly grandparents book themselves on an tropical cruise, Lucy gets recruited to accompany them. This travelogue is a touching, compassionate, and at times very funny look at mortality, generational differences and family. A very sweet read with such great illustrations! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder

Still Alice

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ISBN: 9781501106422
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Gallery Books - December 2nd, 2014

When Harvard psychology professor Alice Howland begins to forget her place in class, what the shorthand on her to do list means and even where she is on a run she has done every day for 25 years, she decides it is time to see the doctor. She is shocked and devastated to learn she has early onset Alzheimer's. "Still Alice" takes you through her journey as she tells her family, tries to continue her life's work at Harvard, and experiences some great losses as well as some gains. A heartbreaking yet beautiful story. ~ Reviewed by Jess Elder

Boston Girl

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ISBN: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner - December 9th, 2014

When 85 years old Addie is asked by her granddaughter "How did you get to be the woman you are today", she tells her the story of her life as the youngest daughter to Jewish immigrant parents growing up in Boston. This is a great historical fiction novel that will make you want to ask your grandmother the very same question! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder


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