Author Archives: EHL

What Goes Up – Katie Kennedy

From the publisher, “Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Interworlds Agency. They’re not exactly sure what the top-secret program entails, but they know they want in. Rosa has her brilliant parents’ legacies to live … Continue reading

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A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (11) – Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel and Jamie have added a new baby, Magnus, to the family, much to four-year-old Charlie’s dislike. “Don’t need a baby”, he firmly announced. But even with a new baby and a disgruntled older brother, Isabel finds time to investigate … Continue reading

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One for Sorrow – Mary Downing Hahn

From the publisher, “Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes … Continue reading

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Live from Cairo – Ian Bassingthwaighte

Hana is overwhelmed by everything. For starters, there was the chaotic taxi ride from the airport which resulted in a broken taxi door (her fault).  Then there is the police, the army, the protesters and the refugees that fill Cairo … Continue reading

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York – Francis Spufford

The merchants of New York didn’t know what to make of Mr. Smith, a handsome young man who appeared out of the rain and fog at the door or Lovell & Company on Golden Hill Street. He was bearing an … Continue reading

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Midnight at the Electric – Jodi Lynn Anderson

Future Earth has been ruined by past generations so a project to create sustainable life on Mars was begun.  Adri has been selected for this next group of colonists.  She lost her parents in a flood and was raised in … Continue reading

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Song of the Current – Sarah Tolcser

Caroline has been raised by her father, a wherryman, and has lived her life on the river transporting goods from port to port on board their beloved wherry.  Until pirates destroy many wherry boats searching for a special crate.  Caro’s … Continue reading

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