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Wildman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484749579
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 6th, 2017

Meet Lance Hendricks -- teenager extraordinaire ... everything but a "wildman" until his car breaks down far from home and he finds a side of himself he never imagined existed.  Experience living on the edge with a motley crew of teenagers and young adults as Lance breaks from his expected life path and bravely forges forward -- in love, friendship and destiny ... "wildly!"

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Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632867001
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 7th, 2017

More than a story of the physical trials and tribulations of walking across the country (although there's plenty of that too!), this is a deeply felt account of the trials and tribulations of growing up ... the "how do I fit into this world?" kind of exploration. Enjoy a journey across our country through this fascinating young man's eyes as he recounts and ponders the stories and life philosophies from people he meets along the way. A really moving read.

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All Is Not Forgotten Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250097910
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 12th, 2016

A psychological thriller with strong lessons about the alteration of memories.  This compelling story centers around the rape of a young girl whose memory of the tragic event is erased by a new, controversial drug.  Her memory is eventually restored, but not without a flurry of emotional, confusing and thought-provoking events and revelations along the way!

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Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426216534
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Published: National Geographic Society - March 1st, 2016

An amazing life story of resilience and creativity, all grounded in food.  As a foodie, I found her life and food ventures inspiring!  Added bonus:  the author was born in Boston, so a local flavor runs through the story as well ...

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

When two 15-year old boys become unlikely friends, a deep and meaningful relationship unfolds.  This is a modern coming of age story with heart, twists and a powerful ending.  As a mother of two teenage boys, I really enjoyed this story.  A great read for young adults or parents of teenage boys who want to get inside their boys' heads!

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Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623366414
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Published: Rodale Books - November 3rd, 2015

If you've never tried a green smoothie before, I highly recommend them and this book!  This visually delightful, info-packed and simple starter guide to green smoothies is inspirational.  You get the what, where, when, why and how behind this healthful habit.  Green smoothies changed my life ... they are truly transformational!

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Love Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250075727
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

A raw, honest and emotional memoir from the author of the inspiring bestseller Carry On Warrior.  Delving into the depths and intricacies of her despair and recovery as she grapples with addiction, her Self, her marriage, and truth, Melton's words reach into the depths of your soul and touch the vulnerability that lives within all of us.  This is a book I'll read over and over again ...

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