Social & Family Issues

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“a pithy, enjoyable, modern-day story from start to finish, with a cast of fully realized characters you’ll champion to the end.”

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“Schnader’s writing is multi-sensual and powerful.”

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“a fascinating piece of writing from a master storyteller”

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“In The Final Case Guterson clearly denounces the forces of destruction in people who choose a dark and abusive anger over respect.

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Why is sexual abuse so rampant?

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“succeeds, thanks to Seckin’s unrelentingly honest excavations and sharply beautiful language.”

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What is it about King Richard III, who ruled England for only two years in the late 15th century, that still fascinates thousands of people across the world?

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“Dalton has created a page-turning thriller with undertones of contemporaneous, serious, societal, and academic issues.” 

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again.

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A Crooked Tree is a sonorous ode to youth with all its innocence, angst, disillusionment, and unfiltered honesty.

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It’s 2008, Barack Obama has been elected president. Ruth Tuttle and her husband Xavier are excited about what lies ahead for them.

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“Word by word, Schwartz chooses her language with a surgeon’s precision. Her craftsmanship is a joy to behold.”

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“In Misconduct of the Heart, Cordelia Strube achieves a transcendence in the person of her protagonist that speaks to hope in the worst of times.”

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“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”

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Fate gave Roxanne Veletzos a rare opportunity, and she seized it: a chance to rewrite history.

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“This book will be a welcome addition to modern-day discussions of women’s rights, multiculturalism, and online technologies.”

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“A brilliant and fanciful young adult novel inspired by the supposed survival of Anastasia, daughter of the last Romonov ruler of Russia.”

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Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it, is a very famous saying.

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“an insightful and astute snapshot of obsession.” 

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The Mother’s Promise is a chick-lit tearjerker that nevertheless conveys with sympathy and some depth the stories of four Northern California women who face difficult health and family pro

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“bully.com is full of suspense with a surprise ending skillfully written to keep readers hanging on every word.”

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“Cheer Up, Mouse! is adorable.”

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“Ms. Olds always writes from the gut and sometimes the heart in intimate images that often disturb as much as reveal.”

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“Breaking Beautiful is a well-written, fast-paced debut novel capturing teenage emotions while dealing with the delicate subject of abuse.”

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“It is this tactic—literally providing the vocabulary for assertive communication—that makes Hey, Back Off! A standout in the field.

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