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The Belle of Two Arbors

by Aimee Jodoin

Locals can take pride in Dimond’s depictions of Michigan’s natural beauty. Alternating between Glen Arbor and Ann Arbor in the early to mid-1900s, Paul Dimond’s atmospheric fictional biography relates the life of a poet, Belle... Read More

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The Moment of Truth

by Aimee Jodoin

Bullfighting’s place in the world of performative art, as well as its morality, are discussed intelligently. A young woman with a passion for bullfighting navigates the prejudiced world of the 1950s in this novel of growing up.... Read More

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The Absence of Evelyn

by Aimee Jodoin

Four individuals come of age across the globe in this inspiring novel of family, personal ambition, and finding one’s place in the world. This family drama with international appeal explores the parent-child relationship in step- and... Read More

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Scrap City

by Aimee Jodoin

The safety of two worlds—both equally complex and populated by equally interesting characters—is at stake in this exciting story that will pique the curiosity of mechanically minded kids. Clunky robots, centuries-old mysteries, and... Read More

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Lilliput

by Aimee Jodoin

In a large bowl, add a pinch of Alice in Wonderland, a spoonful of Gulliver’s Travels, and a smattering of Treasure Island. Stir slowly while pouring in a cup of The Wizard of Oz. Now douse the whole thing with clever tomboy snark, and... Read More

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My Friend Is Hindu

by Aimee Jodoin

Most of us don’t have a friend like Arjun to explain to us about sanatana dharma, varnas, samskaras, and atman, but Cameron’s Hindu pal shows him that we only fear what we don’t know. In this concise, approachable story, Khadija... Read More

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