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Stacy Green has commented on (3) products.

The Country Girls by Edna Obrien

Stacy Green, March 1, 2009

There's nothing like discovering a new favorite author, especially a fairly prolific one. Edna O'Brien writes with an immediacy that carries you on the backs of her characters and prose that transports you much further. Set in the Ireland of several decades past, this novel captures the timeless, slavish search for an object of that most cruel verb, love.
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Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak
Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life

Stacy Green, January 9, 2008

When your preschooler is ready to graduate from "Where the Wild Things Are," fear not! This book offers lenghtier prose (and thus, more opportunity for Sendal's wry wit) in its telling of Jenny the dog's adventures as she seeks whatever is missing in her life, despite having "everything." One cannot help but love the message of fulfillment found when an undemanding life is traded for one of self-discovery.
Finally, The rhythm and humor of Sendak's writing will make memorization of certain lines unavoidable. Your family, like ours, may soon be employing as catchphrases lines like "You're pretty smart -- for a cat."
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel

Stacy Green, October 22, 2007

My teenage daughter insisted I read this even though I wasn't particulary fond of Foer's much-hyped "Everything is Illuminated." But this book is now one of my favorites. The 9-year-old narrator is so endearingly quirky, you'll wish he were at least your neighbor. My fiction-hating husband has now read this book and is a convert. This story of loss, ties, and the community we create has universal appeal.

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