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Peach Clobbered
by Anna Gerard

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This is the first in a new series of Georgia B&B Mysteries. It is a pleasant read with eccentric small town

Mike Fink
by James Cloyd Bowman

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This book tells the life of the legendary Mike Fink, brawler and noted keelboatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Nicely illustrated and full of tall tales of the rough life of the men rowing the river boats until displaced by steamboats.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle
by Shirley Jackson

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Reading We Have Always Lived in The Castle was an interesting and enjoyable experience, even considering the unnerving content. The intersection of horror between the physical realm (villagers), psychological realm (Constance's isolation, Charles' unwavering focus on the poisoning, Merricat's childish nature perhaps stemming from trauma) and a hint of the occult from Merricat's magic kept me interested in the story. It is well worth the read, and I look forward to reading more of Jackson's work, starting with The Haunting of Hill House.

Better Off Read
by Nora Page

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This book involves murder, a public library, and a bookmobile. It is a pleasant read for those

Better Off Read
by Nora Page

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This book involves murder, a small town public library, and a bookmobile. It is a pleasant read for those who enjoy a cozy mystery. It also includes a delicious recipe for hummingbird cake.

We Are Okay
by Nina LaCour

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beautifully-written description of relationships, but little happened and the resolution felt lacking.

The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams
by Nasdijj

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This memoir is told in fragments, shards of a brutal childhood and racist schools, survival on the margins of society. But it is also about the southwest landscape, Navajo stories and spirits. The language is both poetic and sometimes almost stream of conscious. Nasdijj is a fascinating and unusual writer.

Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural
by Mary Giraudo Beck

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For the Tlingit and Haida peoples, both shamans and kushtakas, land otter spirits of those who had drowned

If We Were Villains
by Ml Rio

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I would recommend this book because it was both quick to read but also because the events of the story move quickly as well. The author does an excellent job characterizing the main 7 throughout. There are certain times when you have to be familiar with Shakespeare to get more out of the scene- for example, important references/parallels are made with both Hamlet and Pericles (among others). The Hamlet themes are easier to pick up on, since nearly everyone has read it, but with a more obscure show like Pericles I ended up googling a lot of information that effected the events of the book. But if you have ANY interest in Shakespeare (or found family dramas) then you'll probably really enjoy this book.

Peach Clobbered
by Anna Gerard

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This is the first in a new mystery series (A Georgia B&B Mystery) featuring owner Nina Fleet. Her license to operate a B&B is suddenly agreed to by the mayor if she will take in a contingent of displaced nuns. The characterization is good and the plot moves along. A good summertime read.