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When I Was Elena

by Iris Blasi

The author arrived in Guatemala in 1991 a fresh-faced twenty-two-year-old, straight from life as a southern belle at the University of Alabama. She left at the end of her two-year Peace Corps stay as Elena (so nicknamed by the... Read More

Book Review

Robin

by Iris Blasi

Young horse lovers everywhere will fall in love with this book, fourth in a series about Morgan horses. The novel tells the story of fourteen-year-old Karen, a budding horsewoman with her own Morgan horse, Robin. One day, a group of more... Read More

Book Review

The Polish Woman

by Iris Blasi

When Karolina Staszek shows up in Phillip Landau’s Manhattan law office one rainy afternoon in 1967 claiming to be his long-lost cousin—who was thought to have been killed during the Holocaust more than twenty years earlier—Phillip... Read More

Book Review

Clown Girl

by Iris Blasi

Nita is a clown whose painted-on grin masks a world of sadness. The opening of Drake’s breathtaking debut finds Nita dressed as Sniffles the Clown, tying an endless stream of sheep and Virgin Mary balloons (Balloon Tying for Christ was... Read More

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