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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

wisebruinette, January 22, 2013

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity

wisebruinette, January 22, 2013

Absolutely fantastic book. Best YA book I've read in a long time. Make no mistake: Although this novel is listed as YA, Wein has crafted a complex novel. The unforgettable characters are so genuine and alive that I feel I've met them. Every detail is significant. And Wein's obvious knowledge and research on the role of female spies and female pilots in WWII - along with her wonderful storytelling - creates a dramatic, memorable, incredible story.
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