Category Archives: realistic fiction

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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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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Literally – Lucy Keating

Annabelle (AB) is a highly organized, borderline control freak, high school senior who is dealing with a major disruption in her life.  Her parents just announced they are divorcing and selling the only home she has ever known.  Elliott, her … Continue reading

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See You in the Cosmos – Jack Cheng

Alex loves astronomy, rockets, and the idea of intelligent life in other galaxies.  He makes plans to travel to a rocket launch event with his dog, Carl Sagan.  Alex’s older brother left their Colorado home years before and now is … Continue reading

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Faithful – Alice Hoffman

Shelby can’t forgive herself. After all, she was driving.  She was the one who slid on the ice and wrecked the car.  She was the one who should be in a coma instead of her best friend. Shelby was in … Continue reading

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Moo – Sharon Creech

A family decides to leave the big city for life in rural Maine.  Reena and Luke are quickly indoctrinated on the ways of country life when their parents volunteer them to assist an elderly resident, Mrs. Falala.  She promptly assigns … Continue reading

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The Thing About Leftovers – C. C. Payne

Fizzy is a young girl going through a lot of changes in her life. Her parents have divorced, her father remarried, and now her mother has a new beau in her life. Fizzy isn’t particularly enamored with either of these step-parents, … Continue reading

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