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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

#BookReview: The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat - Edward Kelsey Moore

Friends for over 40 years, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean have seen each other through everything.  From forbidden love to a cheating husband, the Supremes have been there for each other. And if one of them got out of hand, the other two were there to steer her back on course.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#BookReview: The List - Karin Tanabe

Written in the same vein as Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada or Erin Duffy's Bond Girl, The List tries hard to be as entertaining as either book, but falls short.  Though I was interested in it enough to read it all the way through, it wasn't the attention grabbing, page turner I'd hoped it would be.  Still, I can imagine that it will appeal to a lot of readers.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

#BookReview: The Next Time You See Me - Holly Goddard Jones

When Ronnie Eastman goes missing, no one seems to notice or care, except her sister, Susanna.  Even then, it takes her two weeks to notice that she's not heard from Ronnie.  Not that Susanna is entirely to blame.  Ronnie is known for partying hard and doing her own thing, she's been like that since they were teens and not much has changed in adulthood.
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Friday, March 15, 2013

#BookReview: Running the Rift - Naomi Benaron #BP2W (Rwanda)

What if a civil war broke out between you and people that looked just like you? Can you imagine turning against a friend you've known all of your life simply because they were born into the "wrong" group?  For many Rwandans, this is the reality they lived with for decades, as the war between the Hutus and Tutsis raged.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#BookReview: Sister of My Heart - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Sudha and Anju aren't sisters by blood, yet in the true sense of the word, they're sisters and more.  Raised in the same house by their widowed mothers, the girls grow up believing that they're cousins.  To say that they cannot live without each other is an understatement and, by their actions, often prove that they love each other more than they love themselves.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

#BookReview: Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina - Raquel Cepeda #BP2W (Dominican Republic)


Globetrotting journalist Raquel Cepeda takes readers around the world from New York to the Dominican Republic to Morocco and back again in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina.  If ever there was a book that meets the guidelines for the Books: Passports to the World challenge, this is it.  There's a lot of information to digest within the pages, but it's well worth the read.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

#BookReview: Faceless - Amma Darko #BP2W (Ghana)

If I've learned nothing else in the first few months of this challenge, it's that women and girls around the world live difficult lives.  That's not to say that I didn't know that before, but it was never more obvious to me than when reading Amma Darko's Faceless.
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