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Necessary Places

by Lydia Belanger

No woman is ever ready to care for a sick parent or to watch her daughter grow up and live on her own. But in "Necessary Places", Anna Donoghue has to confront both inevitable realities at once. After enduring a quiet but emotionally... Read More

Book Review

Any Day Now

by Lydia Belanger

"Any Day Now" attests to the fact that some commune-dwelling hippies actually grew up on streets “with no sidewalks” and went to “brand-new” schools. Their “fathers bought a new car every other year,” and their “mothers... Read More

Book Review

Apricot Jam

by Lydia Belanger

From the Nobel-winning pen of the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, dramatist, and historian, come eight short stories newly translated into English, which portray social, political, and military conditions during the height... Read More

Book Review

Grip

by Lydia Belanger

A teenage Nina Hamberg lies in her divorced parents’ old bedroom, trying to reason with a man who has crept into bed with her and threatened her with a knife. When offering to go to the kitchen and make him a cup of coffee only... Read More

Book Review

Our Grandparents

by Lydia Belanger

Whether it’s Opa and Oma in Germany or Ojiichan and Obaachan in Japan, all of our grandparents are alike: they love us, they explore the world with us, they tell us stories, and more. In this book, dozens of children are pictured with... Read More

Book Review

Face to Face with Manatees

by Lydia Belanger

Everything you need to know about the manatee (the “sea cow”) can be found in this guide by photojournalist Brian Skerry. Skerry describes the human connection with manatees, as well as their behavior in the wild. Readers learn that... Read More

Book Review

Clarice Bean

by Lydia Belanger

When Uncle Ernie, an NYPD officer, slips on a doughnut and is rushed to the hospital, Mom flies to New York and Uncle Ted comes over to baby-sit the kids at the last minute. At first, everything goes smoothly, and Clarice says, “Nobody... Read More

Book Review

Joha Makes a Wish

by Lydia Belanger

When Joha’s curiosity causes him to open a mysterious jar, he discovers a wooden stick wrapped in parchment. The note reads, “Stranger, you have found a wishing stick. Use it wisely. It can make your wishes come true.” Joha thinks... Read More

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