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Keep Reading! August, 2014

ADULT FICTION

THE MEMORY GARDEN by M. Rickert
It has been forty years since three once close friends have seen each other.  Their separation is the result of a secret tragedy resulting in the death of their fourth best friend.  The fact that the women are witches is really beside the point.  I trudged through the first half of this novel, but when the characters finally came together to rectify and confront their past, the book suddenly became a story of warmth and heart.  I’m not sure if I can recommend it, but at the end I did feel satisfied.

TEEN FICTION

THE RIGHT FIGHT by Chris Lynch
Roman Bucyk loves his country as much as he loves baseball.  When it looks like the U. S. will be entering World War II, the minor league player joins the Army anxious to face the Nazis.  This intermediate level historical fiction novel presents a first-person view of a young soldier as he prepares and enters his first war experiences.

ADULT NON-FICTION

THE DOG WHO COULD FLY by Damien Lewis

When a Czech airman and his pilot are shot down behind enemy lines during WWII, they discover an abandoned puppy who becomes companion and fellow soldier during the war.  This is an exciting, heart-felt tale of a bond so unusual that dog and man become one in their fight against the Nazis.  A wonderful book for any dog lover or WW II buff. 

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