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Book Preview: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

In The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (2012) by Syrie James, an American rare-books librarian finds a manuscript written by Jane Austen that has never been published. Samantha McDonough has traveled to London with her boyfriend, and while he attends a … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Guest House

Someday I hope to visit Cape Cod, a place that has always intrigued me. But for now, this native Californian will content herself with reading The Guest House (2013) by Erika Marks. The local families of Harrisport, Massachusetts have spent … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a well-loved classic children’s story that I had never read until the past week. Although it was written over one hundred years ago, it still has much to say about human … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Never Let Me Go

Recently I finished reading the novel The Remains of the Day (1989) by Kazuo Ishiguro. I was well into the book before I understood the subtleties of the story and appreciated its emotional undercurrent. Having seen the film long ago, I … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe (2014) is the latest fiction by Maddie Dawson, pseudonym of journalist and author Sandi Kahn Shelton. It is a messy but charming tale of second chances that introduces Rosie and Jonathan, who have been together for fifteen … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Stuck

Stuck (2013) by Stacey D. Atkinson is a coming-of-age story about Canadian Odette LeBlanc, a twenty-three-year-old living in a New Brunswick village, where she has been working the night shift at a convenience store since graduating from high school. She … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Whiskey Creek Water Company

The Whiskey Creek Water Company (2013) by Jan Walker takes place in the small town of Burke Bay on Puget Sound in Washington State. The story begins just before the Thanksgiving holiday in 1932, when stranger Farley Price arrives in … Continue reading

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