LiStack Rec: Cutting Teeth & Wonderbook

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Cutting Teeth, by Julia Fierro When my daughter was little, there was a universally acknowledged sentiment among the parents I knew. We referred to  summer as the busy season, when the steady routine of the school year fell away and the schedule went overtime. Still, when your kids are small, there’s a lovely innocence to [….]

LitStack Rec: Far from the Madding Crowd & Caliban’s War

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy Hardy’s novel of romantic entanglements and farming rural life, set in fictional nineteenth-century county Wessex is the perfect book for a summer read. This tale of Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, first published in 1874, takes its time, and let’s the reader settle into time and place. [….]

Details on Book Two of Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ Series Emerges

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The Bookseller is reporting that details on the second mystery novel penned by Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J.K. Rowling) have been released. The second installment in the Cormoran Strike crime series will concern the murder of a novelist and is titled The Silkworm. The Silkworm follows private investigator Cormoran Strike as he is called in [….]

LitStack Review: Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

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Rules of Summer Joanna Philbin Poppy, an imprint of Little, Brown, and Company 978-0-316-21205-2 In Joanna Philbin’s recently released YA novel, Rory McShane desperately wants to escape her childish needy mother for the summer. She goes to live with and work for wealthy Larry and Lucy Rule and their family in the Hamptons. Rory’s Aunt [….]

Summer Releases We Can’t Wait To Read

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Ah, summer. We love the sand between our toes, the water splashing our faces and, of course, those great “summer reads” that make the days seem long and lazy. There are a few certain titles, however, that we’d willingly fast forward time to get our hands on. From horror to SciFi to great thrillers, here [….]