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The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374286651
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - July 3rd, 2017

Three women run away to a Greek island to escape their importuning children and grandchildren. Hilarity ensues. But this novel is so much more than that - a witty and wise look at the realities and complexities of the lives of older women. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Leavers by Lisa Ko - Book Review

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By Lisa Ko
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ISBN: 9781616206888
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

This beautiful, painful novel of immigration is a must-read. One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly - an undocumented immigrant, left for her job at a nail salon and never returned. Told in alternating viewpoints, this novel explores both Deming and Polly's lives both before and after her disappearance. Deeply moving and beautifully written, this exploration of the space one woman leaves behind is essential reading. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062409164
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Published: William Morrow - June 13th, 2017

A downtrodden adjunct linguist leaves Harvard for a shadowy government agency looking to bring magic back into the world - and then weaponize it. Of course, everything goes hilariously and horrifically wrong. If cranky witches, naked time travel, and comically blundering bureaucracy are your thing, this is the book for you. It may look long, but it's a fast, funny read that left me smiling. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481478687
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 30th, 2017

This sweet, funny Indian-American love story starts with an epic case of miscommunication and a hilarious meet-not-at-all-cute. Dimple and Rishi's opposite responses to parental pressure creates fabulous romantic tension, and two great characters to root for. This is a lovely summer read that made my heart happy and made me laugh out loud. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby - Book Review

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By Laura Ruby, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062306937
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 16th, 2017

Three teenagers are in a race against the clock to find a mysterious treasure before their beloved home - a landmark apartment building - is destroyed. Full of twists, turns, and strange snippets of New York City history (and alternate history!) this book kept me turning pages late into the night. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

I want everyone I've ever met to read this book. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and brilliantly written, this book has it all. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


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