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Kate's Ring

by Catherine Thureson

In Donna Grassby’s moving debut, Kate’s Ring, a thirteen-year-old girl tries to hold her family together through hardships and tragedy. Kate is the oldest of six siblings. Her mother suffers from tuberculosis; her father is loving,... Read More

Book Review

The Quiet You Carry

by Catherine Thureson

Nikki Barthelmess’s "The Quiet You Carry" is an honest, thoughtful story about a young woman coming to terms with a lifetime of abuse. Victoria’s life changed overnight. Her father threw her out of her house over what she chooses to... Read More

Book Review

The Next to Last Mistake

by Catherine Thureson

Amalie Jahn’s "The Next to Last Mistake" is an insightful story about love and friendship. Tess Goodwin is happy with her life as a farm girl in Iowa. She is content with her cows, her chess club, and most importantly, her best friend,... Read More

Book Review

The City of Veils

by Catherine Thureson

S. Usher Evans’s tight-woven fantasy "The City of Veils" focuses on a strong young woman who is determined to take care of her home and its people. When she was young, Brynna ran away from an arranged marriage. For years she has lived... Read More

Book Review

Arlecchino

by Catherine Thureson

The mysterious origins of a famous Italian character are plumbed for a story in this upbeat picture book. Grace Germana’s picture book "Arlecchino" plays upon the origins of a famous figure in Italian culture—the Harlequin. The... Read More

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