Book Review: A Piece of The World by Christina Baker Kline
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Christina Baker Kline, author of New York Times Bestseller Orphan Train has done it again with her latest novel A Piece of the World.  Kline intermixes fact and fiction to tell the story of Christina Olson, the woman portrayed in … Read More

How To Get Your Tweens and Teens to Listen
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    Ever worry about your teen or tween making a mistake – like a really big mistake?  Let’s face it, we were teens once too and we remember.  As a parent of one teen and two tweens, these are … Read More

Review of S-Town : Listen to It!
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On our drive to Michigan,  we started listening to the podcast S-Town from Serial and This American Life.  If you haven’t listened to a podcast yet – this is the one for you. (If you have already listened to Serial, … Read More

Book Review: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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After reading an extremely favorable review by a friend on Facebook, I decided to read Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  Not only was the book praised by friends but it is a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a National Book Award Winner.  So, … Read More

Review: Untangled by Lisa Damour, PhD
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 Untangled by Lisa Lamour, PhD was both a blessing and a curse.  I say this because it truly has some of the most helpful information you can possibly get about raising teen/tween daughters and I would recommend it to anyone. … Read More

Looking for a New Book?
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“New” may be relative.  Published in 2013, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a title that needs to be added to your book list if you missed it.   This book combines humor and romance in a quirky format that … Read More

Stopping the Cycle – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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New York Times Bestseller Hillbillelegy by J.D. Vance is an interesting look into the problems that vex rust belt cities in small town America.  Written from his own experience growing up in Kentucky, then later Middletown, Ohio, Vance shares the … Read More

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