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The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

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Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tonight Annie Barrows speaks for Westerville’s One Book, One Community event, so I was looking back at my thoughts on this book. I loved it, recommended it widely, bought it for friends and family of all ages (this one works … Continue reading

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Review: Applesauce

Applesauce by Klaas Verplancke My rating: 4 of 5 stars translated by Helen Mixter. Originally published in Belgium, 2010. Wonderful depiction of a loving relationship between a father and son — with all it’s ups and downs. There are times … Continue reading

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Building Our House

By Jonathan Bean Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013 Words and pictures work together to tell the story of how a family (“a strong crew of four”) build their house. Based on the true story of how the author/illustrator’s family did … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Dragon

The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari My rating: 5 of 5 stars Translated from the Italian. The prose is beautifully done; I’d love to be able to read the original Italian. A story in two parts. Yorsh (short for … Continue reading

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Liar & Spy

Anticipation. A new book by Rebecca Stead. Fabulous review by a friend on Goodreads lucky enough to have an ARC. Finding out ARCs will be available at ALA and begging a colleague to search for it while there (though didn’t … Continue reading

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The Children of Crow Cove

I’ve recently read Danish author Bodil Bredsdorff’s series, the Children of Crow Cove, which begins with The Crow-Girl (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004), translated by Faith Ingwersen. Eidi was translated by Kathryn Mahaffyin 2009, and Tink was translated by Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Thinking about revolution

China’s Cultural Revolution is a period of history I know little about.  Probably because it was happening in my childhood and in school we didn’t get much past World War II. In college I majored in International Studies, and concentrated … Continue reading

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