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The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill: Layered with Emotion

A fifteen-year-old teenager is the backbone of her small Midwestern family, budgeting the household finances and raising her younger brother while her mom, a talented artist, weaves beautiful tapestries. For six years, it’s been just the three of them―her mom has brought home guests at times, but none have ever stayed. Yet when her mom …

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Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire: Haunting and Complex

Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go. If you ever lost a sock, you’ll find it here. If you ever wondered about a favorite toy from childhood… it’s probably sitting on a shelf in the back. And the headphones that you swore this time you’d keep safe? You guessed it…. Antoinette has lost …

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Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison: Gripping and Incisive

Rory Morris isn’t thrilled to be moving back to her hometown, even if it is temporary. There are bad memories there. But her twin sister, Scarlett, is pregnant, estranged from the baby’s father, and needs support, so Rory returns to the place she thought she’d put in her rearview. After a night out at a …

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