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Sal Fisher At Girl Scout Camp By Lillian S. Gardner

Fun – problems – surprises. Sharing them with Sal Fisher is like spending a thrilling summer at camp yourself! “Thrilling”? Well, the thrills are of only the most gentle and reassuring kind, which was not my intention when the week … Continue reading

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New Release: Sticking It To The Man

Just in time for Christmas, I am pleased to announce the publication of Sticking It To The Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980, a follow up to 2017’s Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real … Continue reading

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The Secret In Miranda’s Closet By Sheila Greenwald

With her mother an ardent feminist full of good intentions and nonsexist theories, Miranda’s experience with dolls is practically nil. Background: This is one of those titles with a cult following where the plot seems to be widely mis-remembered 40 years … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, Oh Look I Made an FAQ This Year.  This year’s titles are… The … Continue reading

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Like It Is: Stories For Girls Edited By N. Gretchen Greiner

Girls are very special in many ways, but one of the very nicest is their taste in reading. Girls like variety. They want more than just adventure tales or stories of people in deadly danger- climbing the face of a … Continue reading

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Fridays By Patricia Lee Gauch

For the girls at Calvin Junior High, looking for thrills could mean finding trouble… First off: this is a great cover. The scheming! The outsider! The lurking delinquents! The Mom Jeans! That hair. Aren’t you dying to find out what … Continue reading

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Pretty In Pink: A Novel By H.B. Gilmour Based On The Original Screenplay By John Hughes

Is there anything less promising than the phrase “A novel based on the original screenplay by…”? Perhaps even less so when that phrase is followed by “John Hughes”? Let me get my personal bias out of the way: these are … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Drank Too Much By Shep Greene

YA fiction of a certain vintage that attempts to tackle topical issues tends to do so in very black-and-white terms: if you have premarital sex, you will get pregnant and ruin your life; one puff on a joint (or as … Continue reading

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Swept Away #8: All Shook Up By Eileen Goudge

Background: When last we met teenaged girl-genius Ashley Calhoun, she sent her best friend Louise “Lou” Greenspan back in time to break up her 16 year old mother’s romance with a no-good hippie, watch The Who at Woodstock for like … Continue reading

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Swept Away #2: Woodstock Magic By Eileen Goudge

You know what I love? A YA romance series with a gimmick. You know what else I love? Terrible depictions of the 1960s: the 1999 NBC miniseries “The 60’s”, in which one family experiences every political and cultural event of … Continue reading

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