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2010 YA Nominee: The Morgue and Me, by John C. Ford. A summer job at the morgue, a corrupt coroner, a Trans Am-driving hot ticket of a journalist, and a hard-boiled young narrator = Big Fun.

2010 YA Nominee: Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell. Genuinely creepy ghost story and a coming of age story. A debut that made me a fan for life.

2006 YA Nominee: Peter Abrahams' Down the Rabbit Hole. Stars a 13-year-old heroine who emulates Sherlock Holmes! So much fun.

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Beachy Novels: breezy reads for your summer vacation

Beachy Novels: breezy reads for your summer vacation. Fast, fun, enjoyable books, perfect for the beach, the pool, or your own backyard.

No matter what store I go into, I ALWAYS end up in the book aisle! I even wander the woodworking book section at Woodcraft when my husband needs to pick up a woodworking tool there.


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Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material.

BEACH PLUM ISLAND by Holly Robinson -- the journey to discover a secret that rapidly unravels the very fabric of their entire family…


The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin

The Summer Guest - Kindle edition by Justin Cronin. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @