Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gone Away Lake

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright I didn’t discover Gone-Away Lake until I was an adult and it’s a shame that I didn’t because it’s the kind of thing I would have adored as a child.  A pair of cousins discover … Continue reading

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Monsoon Summer

Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins When Monsoon Summer opened in Berkeley with a do-gooder mother planning a trip where she was going to give back to the orphanage she was adopted from in India, I sighed a little.  I mean … Continue reading

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Bayou Magic

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes Jewell Parker Rhodes has a way of drawing me in completely when she writes.  It’s not just that her characters vibrate with life, it’s that you can practically smell the air, feel the heat, … Continue reading

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Three Day Summer

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash Before Austin City Limits and Glastonbury, before Bonnaroo and Coachella, there was Woodstock.  In 1969, the three day music festival held in Bethel, NY gathered some big name artists and put on a show … Continue reading

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The Great Good Summer

The Great Good Summerby Liz Garton Scanlon Kids think about things. They think about God and religion and wonder and the world.  And when things are difficult, they question their faith, regardless of what it is that they have faith … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

This month, I mean that quite literally!  Everything I’m reading and reviewing is actually set during summer. Whether you’re in a part of the country with a solid month of summer vacation left or a paltry week or two, what … Continue reading

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