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Title
Growing Up Jewish
Author
Jay David
Review
Short stories written by Jewish authors over the course of a century...late 1900's to the close of the 20th. Edited by Jay David, stories provide an "up front and personal" about being Jewish in America.

Fascinating read...gives a person much to think about.
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King and Maxwell / David Baldacci
Title
King and Maxwell
Author
David Baldacci
Review
As always, Baldacci spins an interesting tale. One constructive comment...too long...could have had a serious edit without hampering the novelo.  King and Maxwell / David Baldacci
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Title
Twenty Years After
Author
Alexandre Dumas
Review
This book follows The Three Musketeers. It continues the story of D'Artagnan and his mates. More swashbuckling intrigue.
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Title
The Fault in Our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
Very moving story. The interactions and relationships of the teenage characters are portrayed well.
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Title
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author
Rebecca Skloot
Review
Excellent book. Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells are the foundation of much of medical research. This book does an excellent job of telling her story and the story of her family search to find out what happened and raises the issues of medical ethics in an interesting and approachable manner. It's an easy read for Middle School and up. It gives the reader a lot to contemplate.
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Title
Landline
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Review
Story about trying to go back in time to change things for the better.
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Title
Once We Were Brothers
Author
Ronald H. Balson
Review
Great story about a Holocaust survivor who accuses a well-respected philanthropist of being a Nazi & murderer.
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Title
The House Girl
Author
Tara Conklin
Review
Well-written story of 2 women, one a slave running toward freedom in pre-Civil War South & the other a 21st Century lawyer. Great characters & mystery.
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Title
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Author
Herman Koch
Review
Unfortunately a disappointment after reading his riveting, dark book, The Dinner. Starts out with an interesting premise but descends into formulaic.
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Dead men's boots / Mike Carey
Title
dead men's boots
Author
mike carey
ISBN
0446618721
Review
interesting concept and creepy twist!  Dead men's boots / Mike Carey
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