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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: My Face For The World To See By Liz Renay

(Click here for information on the 2020 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the July selection, My Face for the World to See By Liz Renay.)  When I announced this title, I … Continue reading

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Baby-Sitting Is A Dangerous Job By Willo Davis Roberts

I could have never predicted what would happen next… Background: Willo Davis Roberts was one of the more prolific writers toiling away in the YA/Middle Reader vineyards of the 1970s and 80s, authoring YA Romances (3 titles in the Sunfire series), social-problem books … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Silver Eyes By Willo Davis Roberts

Katie KNOWS she’s different but she’s never tried to hurt anyone… Happy New Year! I am starting off 2018 by digging in to my list of reader requests- if there is a book you’d like to recommend (…or remind me … Continue reading

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Night of the Twisters By Ivy Ruckman

Tornado Alert! Tornado Alert! Left in charge of your baby brother while your parents are out for evening when a tornado blows down your house and now it is up to you and your BFF to escape from the rubble … Continue reading

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A Billion For Boris By Mary Rodgers

Enclosed please find a detailed account of a most unusual experience recently undergone by me, my brother and a friend of mine who lives upstairs in our apartment building… Background: Broadway composer Mary Rodgers (daughter of composer Richard, mother of composer … Continue reading

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Ode to Billy Joe By Herman Raucher

Now, years after the whispers and rumors, the muddy Tallahatchie River gives up its secrets- the secrets within the haunting ballad that swept America. This week, another case of “What the hell did I just read?” Background: Well, to start … Continue reading

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Don’t Hurt Laurie! By Willo Davis Roberts

Laurie’s been keeping a secret for as long as she can remember, a secret that she’s afraid to tell anyone else… Willo Davis Roberts was one of the more prolific writers toiling away in the YA/Middle Reader vineyards of the … Continue reading

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Green Eyes By Suzanne Rand

Will Julie’s crazy jealousy destroy the love she waited so long to find? I may have been too quick to judge the photographic covers of Bantam’s Sweet Dreams YA romances as being “bland”. While they don’t have the wacky appeal … Continue reading

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was born and raised by missionary parents in China. That … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows By Marilyn Ross

Background: When Dark Shadows initially aired on ABC in June of 1966, it was a fairly conventional soap opera, with some Gothic trappings that borrowed heavily from Jane Eyre and Rebecca. The initial storylines dealt with the 20 year old … Continue reading

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