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The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars

In Emma Donoghue’s latest book, The Pull of the Stars, readers are immersed into the world of Dublin, Ireland during World War I, which was plagued by poverty and disease from the 1918 Spanish flu. The virus attacked and swiftly killed young adults who were perfectly healthy just a few hours before, turning them blue from cyanosis as they took their last breaths. Read more about The Pull of the Stars

Solo

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and Newbery medal-winning author. In his New York Times bestseller novel Solo, he writes of love, loss and the depth of family ties. Read more about Solo

Beach Read

Beach Read

Despite the sunshine-evoking title, this contemporary romantic comedy is a fun read no matter the season. The story centers around romance writer January and literary fiction writer Augustus, who end up in beach cottages next door to each other in the same Michigan town. After some feisty interactions and a healthy dose of writer’s block, the two decide to swap genres for the summer to see who can write the better book. Read more about Beach Read

The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Family is complicated, especially when old secrets come to light in The Most Fun We Ever Had.

Author Claire Lombardo chronicles the lives of the Sorenson family that balances past and present with deftly drawn flashbacks. In the ‘70s, Marilyn and David fall in love and begin their family. In 2016, their four daughters are grown, but no one’s life has turned out quite how they imagined. Read more about The Most Fun We Ever Had

Feeling Stuck

illustration of author William A. Kriva

With many unanticipated changes, it’s hard to not lose hope in tough times. That’s why Stuck, a new novel from William A. Kriva, DC, is meant to give hope and lift the spirit.

“Being stuck in some aspect of life is a normal occurrence,” Kriva says. “How we react to being stuck can be damaging not only to us but those around us if we react the way most people do.” Read more about Feeling Stuck

Travel via Reading

Man reading book at home in living room

With so many aspects of life on hold right now, those of us who love to travel must find another way to scratch that itch. I have found that one of the best ways to do this is through a book. While reading, I’m easily transported to experience more lives, places and times than I could ever visit in person. Read more about Travel via Reading

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