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The Search For God At Harvard

The novel titled, The Search For God At Harvard by Ari L. Goldman is not only inspirational but also educational. The following is Dallas Librarian Catherine Ritchie’s take on this book: In 1985, New York Times religion reporter Goldman – currently a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University – was granted leave to take a year of classes at Harvard […]

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The Year Of Ice

Brian Malloy’s acclaimed debut novel titled, The Year Of The Ice has its setting in Minneapolis in the late 70s. This book is a story of a painfully revealing year, threatening to shatter the tenuous bonds between a father and his teenage son. Teenager Kevin, our narrator, is coping with the recent death of his mother in a car accident […]

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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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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 […]