“I love you,” I say to him, only it comes out, “Hey.”“So damn much,” he says back, only it comes out, “Dude.”He still won’t meet my eyes.― Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun   Artistically gifted twins Noah and Jude, once best friends, hardly...

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Lydia, a teenage girl, goes missing in a small Ohio town in the 1970s and is later found to have drowned in a nearby lake. Suddenly a once tight-knit inter-racial family unravels in unexpected ways. Lydia’s ...

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Years ago, a trip to the library was only as successful as the number of big, some would say gigantic, books that I could carry home. I wasn’t looking for a catchy title or a bright cover; I was drawn to the Michener-sized books. My plan was to flop ...
When the beautiful Sonja married the serious, dour Ove (pronounced Ooo-vah), her friends questioned her sanity. After all, who would want to spend a lifetime with such a cranky sourpuss? But Sonja saw things in Ove that most people didn’t see: that b...

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My nine-year-old son says winter is his favorite time of year, because it’s good for snuggling. I couldn’t agree more. One of the best things to do on a cold winter’s day is to curl up with a child/dog/cat (really doesn’t matter which, although the p...