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Recommended by Deb, a patron of the Canton Public Library.

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My Sister's Keeper

by Jodi Picoult
1316974.jpg Jodi Picoult is my favorite author and this is my favorite book of hers. One sister has a potentially fatal disease and the other sister was actually conceived to provide a donor for many medical procedures involving her sister. When she is old enough to speak up for herself, she does and refuses to help her sister any longer. This is such a tearjerker; make sure you have Kleenex at the ready! LOVE IT!

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

by Jim Fergus
1155419.jpg This is not the usual type of book I go for but someone recommended it to me and I loved it! One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a group of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. From what I understand, Grant actually said no to this program but the author of this book took a moment in history and said "what if". What a great and interesting idea. The book reads like a historical journal, and I needed to keep reminding myself that it was fiction.

The Usual Rules

by Joyce Maynard
1261730.jpg This book is about a young girl who loses her mother in the 9/11 tragedy and has to go and live with her father, who she doesn't really know that well. It explores her feelings about starting over, missing her mom and new experiences. Another tearjerker at times, but I still enjoyed it.

The Book of Joe

by Johnathan Tropper
1321295.jpg A boy leaves his childhood town and comes back after years away and after writing a bestselling novel that is clearly about his friends and family growing up in this town, even though they are "disguised" with other names. He comes back to mixed emotions from his friends and family and has to overcome their feelings as well as his own about returning. I thought this novel was about redemption and how we all wish we could take something back that we did or said.

The Givenchy Code/The Manolo Matrix/The Prada Paradox

by Julie Kenner
kenner.jpg This is a really smart chick lit series about an online "game" that turns deadly. I love all of the clues throughout the book (even though I could not figure many of them out!) and the thriller aspect of the books mingled with the chick lit aspect. Fun, exciting books to read!