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The Lines We Cross

by The Lines We Cross
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This is a young adult story about a girl who is an Afghan refugee in Australia and a boy, Michael, whose parents are very involved in an Aussie Values group that stands against accepting refugees.  Their paths cross at a protest and then again at school and they begin to get to know each other.  As they do, Michael begins to get a better understanding of what it means to be a refugee and who they are.  It is a timely novel, given the situation in today's world.  The Australian setting was also interesting to me because it is so similar to things we hear in the United States.  It was a quick and thought provoking read.


Kushiel's Dart

by Jacqueline Carey
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kushiel's Dart kicks off Michigan native Jacqueline Carey's epic historical fantasy series which spans three trilogies and has become beloved to fantasy readers.

In the land of Terre d'Ange, a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace (and not wholy unlike France in our world), where angels had walked and beget a race guided by the principle "Love as thou wilt," Phèdre, "a whore's unwanted get," is born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Thus marked as the Chosen of the angel Kushiel, God's punisher, Phèdre has the dubious honor of experiencing pleasure in pain. Raised in the Court of Night...

The Four Tendencies

by Gretchen Rubin
Friday, November 10, 2017

The four tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people’s lives better, too) is by Gretchen Rubin. According to Rubin, there are four different personality types that determine our decisions: upholder, obliger, rebel, and questioner. You can take the test in the book or online to determine how you make your decisions. You may be surprised at your personality outcome. The author has also written other books on the psychology of change, life skills and self- actualization....

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Button Holed

by Kylie Logan
Monday, October 30, 2017

This is the first in the Button Box Mystery series and introduces the reader to Josie Giancola who is an expert in buttons and the owner of the newly opened Button Box store in Chicago.  Josie has helped design costumes for a cult classic film and through the director, has come to the attention of a rising starlet Kate Franciscus, who is currently designing her wedding gown.  Ms. Franciscus returns early for a second appointment with Josie and is mysteriously murdered while Josie's assistant has popped into a neighboring shop.  When an errant button is discovered in the aftermath, the police ask Josie to help them locate the source and...


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