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Stories from Squirrel Hill

by Karen Rigby

This elegantly designed softcover gathers timeless tales set in an idyllic setting where roaming is possible. Paul Sleman Clark’s "Stories from Squirrel Hill" gathers six lighthearted adventures for chapter book readers, using charmed... Read More

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Love Through All Strife

by Karen Rigby

"Love Through All Strife" is a quixotic historical novel filled with entertaining episodes. J. P. Hogan’s "Love Through All Strife" depicts a rescue mission following a Central American government being overthrown. Nineteen-year-old... Read More

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The Flower Fix

by Karen Rigby

A study in living at a slower pace, Anna Potter’s gorgeous coffee table guide "The Flower Fix" uses floral arrangements to revive interiors and soothe the spirit. Potter takes an instinctive, organic approach that encourages... Read More

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Southern Sass and Killer Cravings

by Karen Rigby

In Kate Young’s cozy mystery, energetic Marygene, a soon-to-be divorcée, returns to her family’s diner to save her sister, Jena Lynn, who’s been accused of murder after a customer dropped dead. "Southern Sass and Killer Cravings"... Read More

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Feminine Rising

by Karen Rigby

Searing nonfiction and poetry pieces are collected in "Feminine Rising", an anthology presented in the wake of #MeToo that looks back through decades, revealing how little, and how much, has changed. Selections gather under seven themes,... Read More

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Busara Road

by Karen Rigby

In "Busara Road", eleven-year-old Mark Morgan follows his widowed father, a Quaker missionary, to newly independent Kenya. David Hallock Sanders’s atmospheric debut sets a mid-1960s coming-of-age tale against a community marred by... Read More

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ParentShift

by Karen Rigby

Parenting without punishment, threats, rewards, or bribery seemed like a fantasy until Wendy Thomas Russell enrolled in Ty and Linda Hatfield’s Parenting from the Heart course, which draws from Adlerian psychology and its offshoots. In... Read More

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Nirvana Is Here

by Karen Rigby

Ari Silverman’s violent encounter with a neighborhood boy leaves him questioning himself in Aaron Hamburger’s "Nirvana Is Here", a coming-of-age novel set outside Detroit amid the rise of grunge. It is a nostalgic, wrenching... Read More

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