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Review: Constellations of Vital Phenomena

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August 9, 2016

“Life: a constellation of vital phenomena—organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation.”
Typically, working the book’s title into the story annoys me because a lot of the time it doesn’t work….

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Review: Wolf Winter

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July 18, 2016

Why: The title. The cover. The dark, mysterious teaser. The genre – it’s historical fiction – one of my favorites. And honestly, when I picked this up at a local…

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Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

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June 21, 2016

For some reason, I’m really attracted to novels from this same time period – a time of western expansion, when life was constant work on the American frontier. Work…

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Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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May 12, 2016

In the fall of 2011, an eighth-grade student of mine wrote a beautiful letter to Ruta Sepetys, the author of Between Shades of Gray, detailing what she’d gleaned from…

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Review: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

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March 7, 2016

Friends, this was a difficult one for me to get through.

The Aviator’s Wife is a work of historical fiction about Ann Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh’s wife. Narrated by Ann, the…