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“The Outsider” By Stephen King

Looking for mystery and suspense? Here is a review by Humanities Specialist from the Dallas Library that ought to stimulate your interest in the book titled, The Outsider by Stephen King. Terry Maitland is a respectable member of his community. He coaches little league, teaches English, and is an all-around family man. But when the desecrated body of an 11-year-old […]

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“Stop Kiss” By Diana Son

“This play may not be in every theater aficionado’s consciousness, but it deserves to be, and I can’t imagine not having this script close at hand,” said Catherine Ritchie, Adult Materials Selector at Dallas Public Library in her review of the book titled, Stop Kiss.” She summed up the book thus in one of her latest reviews: This play stars […]

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Michelle Obama In Best-Selling Book League

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is creating waves with her recently released book titled, Becoming.    The title sold more than 1.4 million print and digital copies in the United States and Canada since it hit the shelves earlier this month. The book is one of the biggest top draws for the year, and there is no telling where it […]

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She’s Come Undone — Wally Lamb

She’s Come Undone is a 1992 novel by Wally Lamb. The book became a big seller after it was featured as an Oprah’s Book Club selection in December 1996. Lamb’s breakthrough novel was named a finalist for the 1992 Los Angeles Book Awards’ Art Seidenbaum Prize for first fiction. She’s Come Undone has been translated into eighteen languages and is […]

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Happy 100th, Mickey Spillane!

Crime novelist Mickey Spillane, born 100 years ago this March, was one of the best-selling authors in American publishing history. His signature character Mike Hammer became the prototype for the cynical, break-the-rules, drink-while-on-duty private investigator, while also managing to nab his perps without cellphones, computers, DNA testing, facial recognition software, and similar frills. And as for women, well……Mike’s personal admiration for the […]

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Night — Elie Wiesel

This is a short story of Wiesel experience in a Nazi concentration camp between 1944 and 1945, at the height of the Holocaust. It is a very short book, at just over 100 pages, but very gut riveting. The book at first drew little interest and generated minimal sale. However, sales exploded after the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf […]

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The Year We Fell Down — Sarina Bowen

The Year We Fell Down was one of the most refreshing reads I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time. It was the first book I read in 2018, and it was such a fantastic start to the year. It is also the first book in the Ivy Years series. This story is about college students Corey Callahan […]

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Without Merit — Colleen Hoover

In the newest novel from powerhouse Colleen Hoover, readers meet protagonist Merit Voss. Merit is a high school senior living a pretty unusual life. Her home situation isn’t exactly ideal, with her divorced parents living in the home together with her father’s new wife and their child. Merit’s twin sister and older brother seem to have it all together, and […]

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Beautiful Disaster — Jamie McGuire

  “I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out, it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.” Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is the first book in the Beautiful series, and it is a swoon-worthy romance that will sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless. If […]

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A Review — The Sun And Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers is the second collection of poems and illustrations from 25-year-old New York Times bestselling author Rupi Kaur. After reading her first collection, Milk and Honey, earlier this year, I knew I had to give this one a try when I saw it at the store on the shelf. Just as I expected, The Sun and […]