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Review: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

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American Wife is the story of Alice Blackwell, wife, mother and First Lady of the United States. Author Curtis Sittenfeld follows Alice from her young days of first love in Wisconsin, through unimaginable tragedy, and into her later years as the wife of a screw up in a very political family.

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PG Clucks’ Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

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This Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich is a heart attack waiting to happen… but what a way to go! This beauty is a work of art that isn’t available just anywhere, to get your hands on a Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich, you need to travel to …

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Review: Leaving Time By Jodi Picoult

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“If you think about someone you’ve loved and lost, you are already with them. The rest is just details.” Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult tells the story of a young girl desperate to find out what happened to her mother so many years ago. After …

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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

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“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”  ― Emma Donoghue, Room I started Room by Emma Donoghue a very long time ago, not long after it first came out. At the time I remember being too busy for books so when it …

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Thoughts: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)

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From the moment the animated Disney castle began to fade behind the jungle trees, I was hooked on the new, live-action update of Disney’s The Jungle Book.  The 2016 film version attempts to better incorporate Rudyard Kipling’s original stories, making the entire experience very different …

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The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

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“That’s the purity of nature. It may be harsh in its honesty, but it never lies to you.” Carine McCandless is the younger sister to Christopher McCandless, the subject of the critically acclaimed book and film, Into the Wild. After college, Chris set out for …