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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

Stephanie Land is a quiet hero. As a brand new young mother she left her abusive partner to become a homeless single parent. This is her story of dedication to herself and baby, of struggling to meet the demands of social services, how she cared for her daughter, put herself through undergraduate school, and broke away from the shelter system. Most would have quit before trying. Stephanie starved. She cried a lot. She cleaned homes for the middle class, and she wrote this courageous memoir. If you want to truly understand what millions of Americans face every day, and how easily this can happen to many more, this book can help you. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

This memoir is electric.
This writing of hard truths is so important.
As with her powerful, award winning young adult novel SPEAK, the author shares her story of sexual violence, a tidal wave that immersed her two weeks before high school and sent crashing waves and ripples throughout the rest of her life. Refusing to drown, she wrote. She writes. She speaks. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250301697
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Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

Why did rising artist Alicia Berenson violently murder her beloved husband Gabrielle one hot August night and then refuse to ever speak again? The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides, is a dazzling, seductive, deceitful, white knuckle ride. I was hooked from the first chapter and quite duped until the last. Leave room in your schedule once you crack the first page - this is classic unputdownable. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


Vernon Is on His Way: Small Stories by Philip C. Stead - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781626726550
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 5th, 2018

Oh my goodness. I immediately fell in love with this quiet beautiful mediation on being, waiting, exploring, nature and friendship. There are very few words in this simple charming storybook, but the message is huge and colorful and warming. Just brilliant! ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


How to Knit a Monster by Annemarie van Haeringen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781328842107
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Published: Clarion Books - August 7th, 2018

Greta the goat will win your heart in this absolutely delightful picture book where knitting, a mean sheep and imagination go for a romp. Sure to elicit a knowing nod from knitters and goat lovers of all ages, How to Knit a Monster is a sheer delight! ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


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