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A Split Second of Light
Poetry
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A Split Second of Light

A Split Second of Light is that brief moment when (as the poet writes in an early poem) “A pinhole of light appears through the

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Children’s early and middle readers
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God Bless the Gargoyles

God Bless the Gargoyles is a most unexpected treasure. At first glance, just from its cover, the average grandparent, looking for that perfect children’s book

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Fiction
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Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys’ debut novel is not to be missed. It’s been published as a young adult novel, but it is a

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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Kraken

Bookin’ with Sunny may not have a cache of science fiction reviewers to draw on, but with that caveat, let me tell you that Kraken

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Historical Fiction
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The Paris Wife

Paula McLain has written a rather spectacular piece of historical fiction in her rendering of Hadley Richardson’s marriage to American literary legend Ernest Hemingway. The

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The Devil's Company
Fiction
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The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company – History, mystery, thrills and chills in 1722 London. I can’t imagine why it’s taken me so long to climb on the

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This 'N That
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Summer Horse People

I just finished reading Lord of Misrule and it proves what I’ve known since I was a kid: nothing beats a good horse story. The characters

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Fiction
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Lord of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule is a novel about horse racing at a small time track in West Virginia, where worn-out horses, trainers, jockeys, grooms

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Coffee, Tea & Book(s)

What could be better than sitting down with a really good book and your favorite cup of coffee or tea? Well, okay, maybe that book and

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Fiction
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Cold Wind

There are so many reasons to recommend C. J. Box and his Joe Pickett novels it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s start with

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