After the death of his mother, a twelve-year-old boy takes refuge in his books. After a time, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld and he is propelled into a fantasy world that seems to be a reflection of...
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Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket -- if not as good as his older brother Radha. But there are many other things about himself and the world that he doesn't know. S...
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"A girl uncovers her family's history of mental illness against the background of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War in this moving coming-of-age tale that harkens to both The Glass Castle and Forrest Gump. T...
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"Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, comp...
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"Annie Zook--the preacher's eldest daughter--is expected to join the Amish church, but at 20 she is 'still deciding.' Because of the strict rules that guide the Plain community, she must continually squelch her artistic...
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Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual...
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In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own co...
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