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Review: The Emerald Atlas

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The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Younger Readers, an imprint of Random House. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Middle grade. The Plot: Christmas Eve. Three small children are hurried out into a waiting car. Kate, 4, promises her mother to keep her younger brother and sister safe. It is [...]

Review: A Lesson In Secrets

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A Lesson in Secrets, a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear. Harper Collins. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from ALA. With the July 4th weekend coming up, here’s another holiday reads for the grown ups. The Plot: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private investigator, is recruited in 1932 to go undercover for the British Secret Service. Her [...]