Review:: The Graces by Laure Eve

 “As I grew out of childhood, where magic was unquestionable real, underneath all my newly minted cynicism I still wanted to believe that I could live in a true fantasy world – if I could only work out how the hell to find one.” – Laura Eve, opening letter to The Graces I received a…

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Review:: I Wish My Teacher Knew by Kyle Schwartz

One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill–in–the–blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking–all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order…

Review:: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads in First Comes Love. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive,…

Review:: What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, What Was Mine unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate…

Review:: The Palest Ink by Kay Bratt

A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family—but Benfu’s best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed…until they’re faced with a perilous opportunity to…