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Martha Cornwell - Bookseller in Manchester

Having been orphaned at a tender age, Martha shares a kinship with tales of orphans especially a red-headed heroine spelled Anne with an e. When she's not diagnosing medical conditions she enjoys digging in the dirt and playing with ponies. Martha is an avid fan of YA and Mid-Child books with sassy female characters, farming memoirs and anything with horses!

A List of Cages by Robin Roe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781484763803
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 10th, 2017

One big emotional punch exploring the mechanics of the foster system, mental health, abuse, and the sometimes traumatic consequences of the three. I loved the friendship between Julien and Adam, which is brilliantly depicted as they come to terms with relationship as former foster brothers. This is YA contemporary fiction at its finest. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

School Ship Tobermory by Alexander McCall Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399552618
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 11th, 2016

Ben and Fee are homeschooled by their marine scientist parents on a submarine. Things change and they are send to a floating school for sea-going students and try to find out why mysterious ship is following them. A great new middle grade series by Alexander McCall Smith. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316384933
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

I devoured this book in 1 sitting! A seamless story of a biracial teen who discovers a buried body on her family's property from the Tulsa riots in the 1920s. A powerful statement on race relations, meticulously researched and timely with the Black Lives Matter Movement. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062398574
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 10th, 2017

A fun quest story that also challenges how we thing about folks with developmental delays. Elric wants to protect his "halfwit' sister from being sold into slavery. Wynn thinks they are fleeing to find the fairyland of her mom's stories. Full of adventure, twists and turns. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062443410
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

My favorite book of 2017! A beautiful story full of magical realism, childhood and the confusion of growing up. Jinny has lived on Orphan Island all her life when a boat comes to take her away. Her refusal sets off a chain reaction that affects everyone on the island. Compelling and thought-provoking. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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