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Book Reviews: A Different Blue is the reason book lovers spend hours in the bookstores

Book Review:  Amy Harmon’s bestselling novel A Different Blue is unforgettable and satisfying – “Once upon a time there was a little blackbird, pushed out of the nest, unwanted.” Blue, a troubled high school senior in Amy Harmon’s novel  A Different Blue, who doesn’t know who she is, where she comes from, or where she is headed, is challenged […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

BOOKS: Henderson Book Club pick explores growth of relationship between unlikely friends   Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart  by Carol Wall An autobiographical story of the blossoming of a seemingly unlikely friendship. An affluent white woman who is worried about serious health […]

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BOOKS: Sideways

BOOKS: Misadventure abounds on pre-wedding wine-tasting road trip.   Sideways by Rex Pickett Long-time buddies Miles and Jack are heading to the Santa Ynez wine country for a week of tasting and relaxing. Of course, as many well-meaning road trips tend to do, the vacation quickly takes a turn for the worst. While narrator Miles intends […]

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BOOKS: Sugar Rush

RECIPES: Cookbook with drool-worthy photos encourages readers to tackle souffles, crepes, semifreddo, and more, in addition to more traditional desserts such as cookies, cakes, and ice creams   Sugar Rush by with Wes Martin A biker and a baker, pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini combines his upstate New York background, French culinary school training, and world […]

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MAGAZINE: iH reviews Jessie Humphries’ newest teen detective novel

BOOK REVIEW: Local author Jessie Humphries channels her inner teenage diva in Killing Ruby Rose to create a new generation of tough teenage girl: a gun toting, Prada wearing, take down the bad guy teenager. — In Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries, a novel  designated as’s number one bestselling Teen & Young Adult Detective […]

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