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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures

Amy E, October 18, 2009

Beautiful Creatures is a Beautifully written book with characters that stand apart from the rest! I felt like I knew each and every one of them and the magical story that surrounds them. This is on thick tale of urban gothic goodness! I couldn't get enough and I certainly didn't want it to end!

Ethan lives in the small southern town of Gatlin, SC. and he wants to be anywhere but there! This popular jock with the tough exterior is anything but and he wasn't to escape, get away from it all and to be the person he really longs to be. Suddenly Ethan begins having dreams of a girl, dreams that go on for months before this "dream girl" actually shows up in the town of Gatlin. But how? How can the girl Ethan's been dreaming about just magically appear right where he doesn't want to be. Ethan couldn't possibly leave now. Not when there's so much to know.

This girl's name is Lena and Ethan feels a type of attraction that was love at first sight. But will her mysterious past ever be revealed? This story unfolds beautifully and Ethan tells it the way he needs it told. Many YA Books are told from a female character's perspective, but with "Beautiful Creatures", I wouldn't have had it any other way. I savored each page and stayed up late each and every night. "Beautiful Creatures" is a book you'll get lost in and love the way it feels.

I highly recommend it. It's one of the best books I've read this year! Amazingly Beautiful!

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Crystal Bay
Crystal Bay

Amy E, July 20, 2009

I read this book in two days! I just couldn't put it down! The suspense that makes this twisted story come alive will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning!

Brandon Ford's debut novel Crystal Bay is quite an introduction to a voice that is all his own. He writes with a masterful hand that reminds me of many of the greats! I can't say enough about Brandon Ford or his works.

Crystal Bay was a place that Gage was going to retire to so he could follow his dream and write his masterpiece. That is until he meets Amanda and what happens after that is anything but crystal clear!

Gripping and suspenseful! You'll love your visit here at Crystal Bay!
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A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
A Circle of Souls

Amy E, July 20, 2009

Murder, medicine, psychiatry and a paranormal twist made for a book that I couldn't put down! Grandhi's debut novel is a page turner from beginning to end! But be warned, once you pick it up, you won't put it down!
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Olive Kitteridge: Fiction by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

Amy E, April 24, 2009

Olive Kitteridge takes an usual approach at story telling and comes out on top! All of the characters intermingle at some point in each of the thirteen very different stories. These characters and the stories themselves are very easy to love. It's like opening a different present with each new tale!
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Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
Darling Jim

Amy E, April 3, 2009

The 'Seanchai' are the keepers of the Irish lore. According to Christian Moerk and his debut novel, they can still be found in Ireland to this very day! They travel from pub to pub telling their tales. It is an honored and well crafted skill. After reading and LOVING 'Darling Jim', I am convinced that this talented new writer would be declared a 'Seanchai' himself. He's one that can certainly spin a yarn with ease! Take some time and read this dark tale that kept me on the edge of my seat. You'll be glad you did! A page-turner from beginning to end!
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