Gimbling in the Wabe – Making a Difference

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A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and spent much of his time exploring the seashore. One day he learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand. The day of the tide he went down to the [….]

LitStack Review: That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

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That Part Was True Deborah McKinlay Grand Central Publishing Release Date:  February 4, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4555-7365-3 You know, I wasn’t going to finish reading Deborah McKinlay’s new novel, That Part Was True, after the first fifty pages or so.  It wasn’t that it wasn’t well written – except for a few beginning passages where I [….]

LitStack Review: Bodies of Water by T. Greenwood

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Bodies of Water T. Greenwood Kensington Books Publication Date: September 24, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7582-5093-3 In an interview with the San Diego Reader, author Tammy Greenwood talked about getting caught by Hurricane Irene while visiting her family in Massachusetts in August 2011.  “We were totally stranded. I couldn’t drive through the crazy weather. We ended up [….]

LitStack Review: Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes

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Ghost Moth Michèle Forbes Bellevue Literary Press Release Date:  April 16, 2013 ISBN 978-1-934137-60-4 Ghost Moth is a beautifully deceptive book.  It feels light, ethereal, gentle and precious.  Yet it deals with such momentous issues as religious intolerance, infidelity, illness, death.  The truly perilous moments glance by, whereas innocuous times feel fraught with peril.  Innocence [….]

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

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The Curiosity Stephen P. Kiernan William Morrow Publication Date:  July 9, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-222106-3 When Dr. Kate Philo of the Carthage Institute for Cellular Seeking heads a scientific expedition exploring the Arctic Sea, the hope is to find a berg with enough hard-ice to house significant numbers of frozen specimens for use in the Institute’s [….]

LitStack Review: Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

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Submergence J.M. Ledgard Coffee House Press First Edition:  April 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56689-319-0 It’s an age-old story:  boy meets girl, they fall in love then are separated by obligations, with the question of whether or not they end up together in the final chapter.  However, J.M. Legard’s novel Submergence is anything but an age-old story, [….]

LitStack Review: Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

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Truth or Dare Jacqueline Green Poppy/Little Brown and Company First Edition: May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-22036-1 Beautiful spitfire Tenley Reed has returned to Echo Bay, Massachusetts just in time for the start of her senior year.  Her mother has remarried – this time to insanely rich Lanson Reed, who just happens to own much of [….]

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman William Morrow/Harper Collins First Edition: June 18, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-225565-5 It might be easy to mistake Neil Gaiman‘s latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, as a children’s book.  It’s a slender volume, quickly read, and told mostly from the viewpoint of [….]