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weekly wrap-up 6/18

• I took a teensy break from the blog last week, so this wrap-up will be short and sweet! A VERY happy Father’s Day to all you papas out there – do you have anything special planned? My brother’s birthday is next week, so we’re doing a joint Father’s Day/birthday get together this afternoon.

The Light in Summer by Mary McNear
Stick a dog in a book and there’s a good chance it’ll be in my hands. This guy’s name is Murphy and his owner, Billy Harper, is coming to terms with her past, the arrival of a new man to Butternut Lake, and the return of her son’s disappeared-before-he-was-even-born father. This is a total summer, beach read and I’m eager to dive in! I’ve read another book in this series and enjoyed it, so I’m pretty excited to see where this one goes. Thank you, William Morrow!

Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis
Flora has fallen hard for Elijah, so when he tells her about a hippie Quaker academy where he’ll be teaching next year, she practically tosses aside her elite prep school to hightail it for life on a farm. The only problem? When Flora arrives, Elijah doesn’t show up. This one sounds super fun and seems to be an epistolary novel – told solely through letters, e-mails, diary entries, etc. Thank you, Wednesday Books!

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Centuries ago Prosper’s ancestor made a pact with a demon. …and then broke it. Shockingly, the demon isn’t the type to forgive and forget and now he’s taken up residence inside Prosper. Okay, so I really don’t know much about this one but what I do know sounds REALLY fun. Thank you, Disney-Hyperion!

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
This has been getting some SERIOUS buzz and I’m not surprised – it sounds awesome! 1988 East Berlin, time travel, dark magic. Yep, count me in! Thank you, Albert Whitman Company!

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