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Leaving Coy’s Hill by Katherine A. Sherbrooke

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Leaving Coy's Hill by Katherine A. Sherbrooke With incredible elegance and insight, Leaving Coy's Hill strikes a perfect balance between historical setting and a rendering of the inner woman. I delighted in Lucy’s character, her quirks, ambition, loves, as well as her friendships…By jbadmin|
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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth Okay, so a haunted girls boarding school set in Little Compton, Rhode Island... Plain Bad Heroines had me at hello. Emily Danforth has such a punchy and quick-witted use of language that there were always several layers of entertainment…By jbadmin|
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White Ivy by Susie Yang · NYJB Review

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This review was originally published by the New York Journal of Books. White Ivy by Susie Yang White Ivy is a suspenseful novel with a protagonist who is intentionally portrayed as an anti-heroine. It begins “Ivy Lin was a thief but you would never know it to look at her.”…By jbadmin|
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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson To write a memoir in prose, to distill each experience into just the right words, to leave enough white space on the page for a reader to jump in and participate with the language, that is the work of a master. Reader, you already know…By jbadmin|
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AT HOME before it was a thing…

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. For many women of my generation, kitchens are command central, the headquarters from which the multi-tasking happens. And as much as we love the warmth and nurturing sentiment the kitchen represents, let’s be honest: the work required…By jbadmin|
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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman With an equal measure of humor and philosophy, Backman's latest work examines the intricacies of family and home and the anxiety we feel over getting it right. The novel's structure engaged me from the very beginning with its omniscient voice moving…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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