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The Coconut Latitudes by Rita M. Gardner

Sometimes what seems to be Paradise is actually the opposite.  I picked this book up for two reasons.  First, it had the word “coconut” in the title – which helped to meet a book I needed for the Geocache Challenge … Continue reading

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Trouble Boys by Bob Mehr

Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements I love reading Rock Biographies and The Replacements are one of my favorite bands. This was a well written well researched book, so why do I feel so depressed reading it? Because … Continue reading

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton’s saga of two working-class Australian families who come to share a large house together in an attempt to recover after disaster strikes both families. I loved the charm of the Pickle and Lamb families and Winton’s … Continue reading

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The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Hattie Shepherd is a young black woman who, in 1923, leaves Georgia for the promise of opportunity in Philadelphia.  Unfortunately for Hattie, she marries a man who is irresponsible and unfaithful, and her life is wracked with sorrow and disappointment. … Continue reading

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The Dry Grass Of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

The last in my series of books for black history month, The Dry Grass of August is a marvelous coming of age story about a young girl growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 1950’s. The narrator, 15 year … Continue reading

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