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We Are the Ants, by Shaun David Hutchinson

Henry Denton’s boyfriend committed suicide last year, and he cannot heal his heart. Nothing else in his life is sunshiny, either. His single mother, a talented cook, is working slavishly as a waitress while smoking herself to death. His older … Continue reading

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Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann

Mollie knew that her sister, Anna, was an alcoholic, but even at her worst, she didn’t deserve to be murdered. Nevertheless, she ended up being shot and her body thrown into a ravine. Of course, they couldn’t find the bullet … Continue reading

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The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green

John Green is an observer. He and his brother, Hank, have had a vlog discussing random topics for years now, while John has won multiple awards as a young adult author. The Anthropocene Reviewed is his first adult and his … Continue reading

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Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Her mother walked down the dirt road out of the marsh to escape her violent, drunken husband in 1952, when Kya was only six years old. Without her protection, Kya’s older brothers and sisters slipped away, as well. Kya was … Continue reading

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Sweety, by Andrea Zuill

Sweety is a young naked mole rat with large glasses and orthodontic headgear. Naked mole rats are not a pulchritudinous bunch in general, but even Sweety’s grandmother called her “Grandma’s little square peg.” Sweety did not understand why her classmates … Continue reading

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We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

The Sinclairs are part of the beautiful people. They are wealthy, privileged, untouchable. They are all tall and blond, athletic, with toothy smiles. Harris and Tipper Sinclair had three beautiful daughters, Carrie, Bess, and Penny, and these three girls grew … Continue reading

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We Went to a Famous Restaurant!

David and I celebrated our thirty-fourth anniversary Thursday night at a restaurant we’ve known about for a long time, but had never visited before. I know what you’re thinking: “Thirty-fourth? Cheryl, you must have been a child bride!” It’s true. … Continue reading

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We Went to Zoar

Yesterday, we made a six-hour round trip to the place where my body will someday lie until the end of time. Not that we were trying to get a jump on things.  Rather, we were attending David’s eldest brother’s 40th … Continue reading

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Coupla Short and Sweets

Not that the books were short, just the reviews. I’ve been reading so many good books lately that I want to get to others, so here are two abbreviated reviews. If you are a Downton Abbey fan, as I am, … Continue reading

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Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

In the latest installment of Cheryl Gets a Smart Phone, I have learned how to download and listen to an MP3 audiobook on my Droid! Let’s just bask in that glow of accomplishment before we even get to the review … Continue reading

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