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Thoughtful Readers: “August”

August by Bernard Beckett    I’ve been looking for books for our deeper thinkers. August is one. Unfortunately, the cover description says it’s a “philosophical thriller” and also gives the reader the impression that it will be a love story. … Continue reading

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Teen Book Fest Author: “Where Things Come Back”

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Cullen Witter must identify the body of Oslo, his teen cousin, who has just died of a drug overdose. The experience in the morgue leads Cullen to reflect on his life in … Continue reading

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Life of Pi

   Here’s another story that begins in India, but marches to a very different drummer. The main character, ‘Pi’ Patel is named after a swimming pool in Paris. His father, a zoo keeper, decides to immigrate to Canada, and sells … Continue reading

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