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The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp
The Still Point of the Turning World

Lucy Little, June 14, 2013

Extremely painful, sad and amazing book. Emily Rapp chronicles her young son Ronan's short life. At nine months, he receives a diagnosis of Tay-Sachs which is always fatal.. All of her hopes and dreams for her child are instantly changed. At times her writing feels frantic and scattered, but that is what makes her story so real. She explores the depths of grief that one can only know from experiencing it. I highly recommend this book, and appreciate that she was able to write it.
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Hemingway Deadlights: A Mystery by Michael Atkinson
Hemingway Deadlights: A Mystery

Lucy Little, July 29, 2012

This is a fun, light read for fans of Ernest Hemingway and/or mysteries. It takes place in the Florida Keys and Cuba with Hemingway having homes in both. It starts out somewhat slow... Hemingway drinking...Hemingway drunk... About half way through, it becomes more intriguing, and I was really rooting for Hemingway to get to the bottom of the mystery. The story takes place at the dawn of the revolution in Cuba, and he comes in contact with Fidel and Raul Castro as well as Batista's supporters. The CIA and FBI both show up and Hemingway struggles to get it all figured out, which he does in the end
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The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Prime Crime Mysteries) by Alice Kimberly
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Prime Crime Mysteries)

Lucy Little, July 29, 2012

I'm a fan of Cleo Coyle's Coffee House Mysteries so was interested in this book when I saw it was written by Cleo Coyle under the name Alice Kimberly. It has an interesting story line in which the heroine, Penelope, is in contact with a ghost, Jack, who helps her solve the mystery at hand. Without giving too much away, the ghost is a private investigator who died in Penelope's bookstore many years ago. And now an author, whose subject is the P.I., dies mysteriously in the bookstore. It is intriguing to watch Penelope and Jack's relationship unfold, but otherwise, the story lacked the draw of the Coffee House Mysteries. I found myself skimming through parts that didn't hold my interest. There are several others in the series so I think I'll read the next one due to the likability of the two main characters.
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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca

Lucy Little, February 4, 2012

My daughter was assigned to read this for middle school, so I picked up a copy to read, too. The book starts slowly, but develops into an intriguing mystery/romance. The title character, Rebecca, is no longer alive at the start of the book, but her memory has a stronger presence than many living characters. Her husband has remarried, and the story is told through the eyes of his second wife. As the story progresses, I had almost that same shivery feeling that I got from the movie, "Gaslight." This is a story that is worth reading, especially if you like classics, and I don't want to reveal too much by saying anymore.
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 by Mark Montano
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

Lucy Little, January 18, 2012

If you liked the first "Big Ass Book of Crafts," you will LOVE book 2. It has similar crafts made out of funky, recycled, everyday materials. Some items, I would personally not make, such as earrings out of plastic zip ties, but there are plenty of fun, classy items (argyle sock gloves). Mark Montano's books also help the crafter think outside of the box. His ideas often serve as a springboard for other ideas. I'm not a big fan of doll heads staring at me, but this book, like the first has several crafts using them. All in all, fun ideas.
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