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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Posted on: November 20, 2017 at 12:30 am, in

by Benjamin Alire SaenzThe opening lines of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina go something like this: Happy families are all alike, but unhappy families are unhappy in their own way.  Salvador Silva and his adoptive father, Vicente, seem like a stereotypical happy family.  Salvador is a fairly content and well-adjusted teenager, about to start his final […]

The Poet’s Dog

Posted on: November 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm, in

The Poet’s DogBy Patricia MacLachlan Siblings Flora and Nickel are lost in a snowstorm.  As the blizzard envelops them, someone comes to the rescue.  But Teddy is not your usual someone – he is a dog. Teddy takes the two children to his cabin.  The poet who used to take care of Teddy is gone, […]

Book of the Month: November – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Posted on: November 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm, in

By: Chelsea SedotiThe Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a coming of age story with a unique voice. In a sleepy American town where nothing of interest ever happens, a young woman goes missing during a camping trip with her boyfriend. Hawthorne, a high school student who once knew the missing person, Lizzie Lovett, integrates […]