Category Archives: Popular Reading Collection

An exploration of the thresholds between life and death

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He … Continue reading

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A tale of neighbor hating neighbor

A gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home called The White Elephant looms over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers’ precious red maple—in an effort to make his unappealing … Continue reading

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A humorous memoir-in-essays

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of having black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as “How should I react … Continue reading

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A story that will transport you over the rainbow

Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband’s masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank’s passing, Maud is the … Continue reading

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An intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world

Palestine, 1990, Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by … Continue reading

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The story of fighting for your dreams

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a … Continue reading

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Fate has extraordinary plans for Sophie…

January is a dying planet that is divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. However life … Continue reading

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Check out Blind Date with a book!

Can’t decide what to read?  Take a chance on a blind date with a book! In the Popular Reading Collection!

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A story of those behind historical events

The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi-Khanoom, continue to run their ancient family orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries.  Bibi-Khanoom’s … Continue reading

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