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If Clara

by Meredith Grahl Counts

"If Clara" is moving and wiry, and full of poetic coincidences. A story of artistic accomplishment and mental struggles, "If Clara" comes through four narrators who are connected to the enigmatic title character. Creative, troubled, and... Read More

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Practical Strangers

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Dawson and Todd’s burgeoning Civil War romance ignites curiosity. "Practical Strangers" is a remarkable compilation of letters from 1861 and 1862 that present a nearly complete record of Elodie Todd—the sister-in-law of Abraham... Read More

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A New Leash on Love

by Meredith Grahl Counts

A ragtag cast of supporting characters, human and otherwise, shines. In Debbie Burns’s "A New Leash on Love", Megan runs an animal shelter outside St. Louis. The temperamental beauty gives a handsome stranger a piece of her mind when... Read More

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Evil Speaks

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Classic elements are woven into this fast new adventure with plenty of twists, battles with monsters, and teenage attitude. S. Woffington’s fantasy novel, "Evil Speaks", weaves suspense into an action-packed plot and brings characters... Read More

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The Enigma House

by Meredith Grahl Counts

"The Enigma House" is magical and intriguing, making it a cozy choice for young readers. Rebecca Rokey’s "The Enigma House" is an inventive young-adult mystery about a family’s move into a strange old house that has rules, and maybe... Read More

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