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Sarah Strother has commented on (3) products.

The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Chosen

Sarah Strother, September 14, 2011

Perfect. I did not think I would like this book, and it became my obsession. This book is compelling, smart, and presents an intuitive and very real picture of a friendship. If you feel like you have had profound friendships, this book may affect you in a similar way.
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The Lemon Jelly Cake (Prairie State Books) by Madeline B Smith
The Lemon Jelly Cake (Prairie State Books)

Sarah Strother, September 1, 2011

This is a simple, finely tuned story about a girl's experiences over the summer. I consider the book to be absolutely appropriate for a young audience, but the story's subtleties may be more fully appreciated by more mature readers. The story comes alive with details of the early 1900's Midwest, and through the comical misunderstandings of the young woman at the heart of the story. The writing is so entertaining and easy to read that I found the book almost unputdownable.
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A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
A Novel Bookstore

Sarah Strother, September 1, 2011

A Novel Bookstore is not a traditional mystery, or love story, or really quite like anything I've read. The story mixes elements of mystery, romance, and tragedy - the characters are quite important - but the star of this story is the setting. An ideal bookstore, with handpicked selections guaranteed to please the reader. The promise of the books themselves is almost magical: You can't know who picked the books to be on the shelves, but trust us - we, and they, are just like you - we know you'll like any book you pick up in this store. It's waiting in Paris, in a centuries-old building on a quiet street. Who would want to destroy such a place? And why? And what must the lives be like of the people who created it? Many personal tragedies and satisfactions, along with what must be the most interesting history of the most interesting bookstore in France will make you want to go there. I know I do.
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