Whitney J. on They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall: They All Fall Down is a book that makes one wish Mom was still alive. I needed someone to tell me that it was time to turn out the lights. I knew before I started that all the players would be gone by the end of the story, but I certainly didn’t see the last death coming! It’s also very funny in places. I really enjoyed it and found it difficult to put down!
George H. on Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum: Incredibly helpful for those looking to get started in literary publishing. Maum collects the wisdom of many authors and highlights aspects of publishing that often aren’t talked about in books like this.
Laura R. on The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: A fun little book for book people and bookstore lovers. Lighthearted and at times serious. Just enough character development to enjoy the people of this small town and their relationships and how books weave throughout their stories.
Cheryl D. on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: Delightful, Fun and a quick read despite its size (530 pages.) This is a very different style book with many full page original drawings (which fill many pages so you fly through the 500+ pages.) I selected this book from the online catalog for my second graders but didn’t realize it was over 500 pages until I picked it up. I almost put it directly into the return box but figured I should give it a try. I am so happy that I did! I do not like reading fiction so I was delighted to find this story based on nonfiction historically accurate people and places. Set in 1930s Paris, you learn of the city and early film! Give this book a try!
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