12.19.14

Book of the Day: 365 Days of Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

With the holidays just around the corner, why not pick up a book that encourages us to be thankful each day of the year? 365 Days of Wonder came out of the sleeper blockbuster Wonder, about a boy with facial abnormalities who learns about friendship. The book is divided into months with a reflective page or two on a character trait by Mr. Browne, the fictional teacher in the original novel, who uses

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12.16.14

Book of the Day: Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves, by Carolyn Chute

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

 

"Suddenly, Ivy feels surrounded by WEIRD PEOPLE."

Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves is the best new novel I've read this year, and probably the best new book, period.

The Settlement isn't a religious group, exactly, though its members do refer to its founder, Gordon St. Onge, as "The Prophet." And it's not really a militia, either, though militias do eventually come into the story. Nor is it really a school, though with the number of kids running around, you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Maybe it's

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12.15.14

Ivy Bestsellers - December 15, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

All the Light We Cannot See takes the crown from The Boys in the Boat once again. The two have been vying for the top spot for the past few weeks, so check in next Monday to see if another reversal is in store.

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

An Officer and a

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12.12.14

Book of the Day: Gingersnap, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

As World War II ends, orphaned Jayna and her older brother, Rob, a cook in the Navy, live on their own. When Rob is called up, Jayna is left with their prickly landlady. When word comes that her brother is MIA, Jayna embarks on a journey to find the grandmother she has never met. The trip leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn where secrets are slowly revealed. Gingersnap is a lovely book about the strength of family, and keeping faith despite the odds. It paints a vivid though age-appropriate picture of life on

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12.09.14

Book of the Day: Modernity Britain: 1957-1962, by David Kynaston

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

"Masterly" and "masterful" are two words reviewers love to confuse with each other. In the case of Modernity Britain, however, both are equally applicable. This latest installment of David Kynaston's Tales of a New Jerusalem, a survey of postwar Britain that began with Austerity Britain and Family Britain, offers a panoramic view

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