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Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was immediately intrigued when I saw it in the bookstore, but grew wary when I found out it was a celebrity book club pick. I love Reese …

              

Mathilda Savitch

By Victor Lodato, An Engrossing Tale of a Girl Coping With Grief and Loss

I didn’t mean to finish Mathilda Savitch. Not to say that I didn’t want to finish it, but it just wasn’t even anywhere remotely close to the top of my list of books I wanted to finish. But even though I bought it and mentally put it in my “read later” pile, I ended up …

                 

The Wonder Spot

By Melissa Bank, A Charming Collection of Short Stories

Melissa Bank’s The Wonder Spot presents a series of vignettes about the life of Sophie Applebaum, a witty and somewhat insecure Jewish girl from Surry, Pennsylvania. Beginning with a young Sophie skipping Hebrew classes to smoke cigarettes in the bathroom, the novel follows her path to adulthood as she searches for the basics: love and …