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Smyth, Amanda

New York : Three Rivers Press, 2009
The Caribbean's tropical sights and smells permeate Smyth's moving debut novel, but all is not paradise…Smyth paints a vivid portrait of a naive young girl who learns some hard truths about herself and her family, but though Celia's story is not always happy, it's arresting and powerful, a shining testament to human resilience.


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Laker, Rosalind

Sutton : Severn House, 2008
Young Saskia is a lady's maid to wealthy merchant's wife Vrouw Gibbons, but her talent for manufacturing beautifying face balms far exceeds her lowly status.  When the Gibbons family returns to England, Saskia goes with them and sets up in business selling the beauty products which have earns her a devoted clientele, and hopes to win the heart of Grinling Gibbons, her employees' only son, a man whose interests lie elsewhere.

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Solomita, Stephen

Sutton : Severn House, 2008
After being released from jail, nineteen-year-old Hootie tries to stay out of trouble, but when he is befriended by Bubba Yablonsky that plan immediately evaporates as Hootie becomes the target of NYPD Det. Peter Chigorin who is investigating whether Bubba is responsible for the murder of a drug dealer.

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Tate, James

New York : Ecco Pr., 2009,c2008.
A Latest collection of poetic works by the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer includes pieces ranging from the meditative and the nostalgic to the perverse and the introverted, in a volume that explored fantastical and metaphorical scenarios that reflect the human condition.

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Vivian, Siobhan

New York : PUSH, c2009.
Feeling left out since her long-time best friend started a serious relationship, sixteen-year-old Emily looks forward to a summer program at the Philadelphia College of Art but is not sure she is up to the challenges to be faced there, including finding herself and learning to balance life and art.
 
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Wineapple, Brenda

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
The first book to portray one of the most remarkable friendships in American letters, that of Emily Dickinson--recluse, poet--and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, literary figure, active abolitionist.
 


 

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