Katie D.'s Picks

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154829
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 21st, 2017

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane offers as gifts to the reader a well-drawn plot wrapped with the intricate research Lisa See is known for. I connected with her characters by way of examining family bonds, bucking cultural norms, surviving tragedy, and simply enjoying a cup of tea. This is an absorbing novel rich with culture, history, and a deep sense of shared humanity. 


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Katie

Incredibly well-written. Little Bee and Sarah will live in the reader's memory for some time. Tnesion, questions of morality, and emotionally-charged writing are balanced by Cleave's wit and compassion. I lost sleep because of this one!

Little Bee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416589631
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 10th, 2009

Little Bee Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416589648
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2010

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Katie

Expressive and energetic drawings speak volumes about a boy's week-long journey to friendship and belonging. I've fallen in love with this story.

The Boys Cover Image
By Jeff Newman, Jeff Newman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416950127
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2010

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Katie

I read this on a plane ride from Vermont to San Diego. I could not put it down, not even for the free beverage service! Sister is a beautifully complex mixture of thrilling mystery, family drama, self-reflective prose, and a truly heartwarming tale of sisterly love.

Sister Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780307716521
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Published: Broadway Books - December 20th, 2011

Sister Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307716514
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 7th, 2011

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Katie

"When hard times turn to soft times . . . ." Exquisitely rendered illustrations do quiet justice to a gently told, beautiful story of love, friendship, imagination, and the deep valve of helping one's neighbors.

The Secret River Cover Image
By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416911791
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Published: Atheneum Books - January 4th, 2011

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Katie

This book has more twists and turns than a European street. Stylish, elegant, and perfectly paced, The Expats will keep you guessing. Deception, suspicion, secrets, and lies all set against the sleek, chic back-drop of Luxembourg. I loved it!

The Expats Cover Image
$30.16
ISBN: 9780307956354
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 6th, 2012

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Katie

Fast-paced action, super-charged thrills, and page-turning suspense...61 Hours is quintessential Lee Child. In fact, every Jack Reacher nvel is quintessential Child! Once you start Reacher, you won't stop--fair warning!

61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440243694
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Published: Dell - September 28th, 2010

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Katie

Rash's expertly crafted stories of Appalachia will resonate with you long after you've read them.

Burning Bright: Stories Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780061804120
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Published: Ecco Press - February 1st, 2011

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Katie

Meet Valentine Roncalli: She's the "funny one" in her deeply Italian family. A mix of humor, fashion, and relationships.

Very Valentine Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061257063
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 1st, 2010