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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077


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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child

rich from cataumet ma, February 22, 2012

The Snow Child is beautifully balanced between its realistic portrayal of a homesteading couple in Alaska, battling the elements and the loneliness of the northern frontier, and its wonderfully mysterious tale of the snow child. I was unfamiliar with the folk tale, but that didn't matter. I read through with a combination of wonder, expectation, and the question "Who (or what) is this girl Faina?" A great read!
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The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking Trilogy #01 by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking Trilogy #01

rich from cataumet ma, July 26, 2010

With the last installment of the Chaos Walking trilogy due out in September, now's the time to start with the first book. You won't be disappointed. This series is binned into a young adult category, but it's so well crafted and the subject matter so relevant that the age range should be 14-50 instead of 14-17. I enjoyed every moment of this story with Todd & his dog, Viola, and the other characters, set in a future time on a colony planet where your thoughts are no longer your own. The storytelling is spot-on and the reader is taken on a suspenseful trip that examines love, loss, friendship, and the cost of doing what's right. Worth every moment and highly recommended.
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rich from cataumet ma, July 15, 2008

The first part of a trilogy marketed for young adult readers, this story is set in a town of all men, where everyone can hear each others thoughts, and dogs can communicate with people. Todd Hewitt is about to turn thirteen when his life is turned upside down; he's forced to flee the only home he's known, following a map to a place he's not sure exists. The true nature of the town and answers to its many secrets are expertly and slowly revealed by Ness as Todd is pursued by its leaders, and the story is well paced. Don't be deceived --- this book is relevant to adults as well as young adults, and should appeal to a wide audience. It deals with loss, coming of age, love, and hope in a well-crafted manner which is easy to read. The American edition will be out this fall, but you can get the UK edition now. Highly recommended!
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