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review: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

Everybody Sees the Ants A.S. King Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/YA Release Date: October 3, 2011 Lucky Linderman didn’t ask for his life. He didn’t ask for his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn’t ask for a father who never got over it. He didn’t ask for a mother who […]

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Main St. Book Club: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card Tor Science Fiction/Science Fiction Release Date:  1985 In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and […]

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Main St. Book Club: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë Release Date: October 6, 1847 Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her […]

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review: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/fantasy, historical fiction Release Date: July 10, 2012 Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and […]

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review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Main St. Book Club)

A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/Paranormal fiction Release Date:  February 8, 2011 A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.  Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course […]

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