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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

Sifting Through Clues
by Daryl Wood Gerber

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This Cookbook Nook Mystery featurn

Breakout
by Kate Messner

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Breakout, by Kate Messner is amazing! I loved how it was written in letters and documents. I have one thing that kept me from giving it five stars though. The characters are supposed to be in middle school I'm pretty sure, but they do not seem as mature, or educated in society matters as middle schoolers these days are.

Queen Meryl
by Erin Carlson

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This show business biography of Meryl Streep marches through her movie roles and co-stars but leaves one wanting to know more about the person as opposed to the actress.

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, half man half otter spirits of those who drowned, had supernatural powers. Respect for elders and tradition as well as ascetic training helped

Half Broke
by Ginger Gaffney

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This memoir by a woman who feels herself a bit of a misfit finds her calling training horses. She is asked to help out at a ranch for prisoners finishing off their sentences, most of whom have been drug dealers and addicts. By teaching the residents patience with training the horses, she finds a number of them react with love and care for the horses and overcome many of their personal difficulties.

We Are Okay
by Nina LaCour

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

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts

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Roberts, a longtime political commentator, has written an interesting book on the wives and mothers who participated in the American Revolution and the early political life of the Republic. Based largely on the letters women wrote to their families, friends, and political leaders, the book sheds new light on women's contributions to early American history. There are wry asides comparing life and politics then and now.

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.

10 lb. Penalty
by Dick Francis

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A frustrated teen aged steeplechase jockey agrees to help his father's campaign for a seat in Parliament. Sabotage and murder attempts ensue in this page turner. This is a quick and fun summer read.