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Mole Music

By David McPhail
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Mole Music is one of the most inspiring picture books I have read in a while. The concept is simple. Mole, who lives underground,...»

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By Benjamin, Michigan Avenue
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The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

By Bob Shacochis
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This is a long complicated book, but well worth the effort.  Parts mystery, spy novel, lurid romance, and history lesson, The...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
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Mole Music

By David McPhail
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Mole Music is one of the most inspiring picture books I have read in a while. The concept is simple. Mole, who lives underground,...»

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

By Bob Shacochis
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This is a long complicated book, but well worth the effort.  Parts mystery, spy novel, lurid romance, and history lesson, The...»

City of Women

By David R. Gillham
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City of Women is both a taut domestic drama and an edge-of-your-seat political exposéof 1943 Berlin at the beginning of the end of...»

Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys
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This is the 2014 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book, a World War II novel focusing on the tragic plight of Lithuanians after their country...»

Mole Music

By David McPhail
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Mole Music is one of the most inspiring picture books I have read in a while. The concept is simple. Mole, who lives underground,...»

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

By Bob Shacochis
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This is a long complicated book, but well worth the effort.  Parts mystery, spy novel, lurid romance, and history lesson, The...»

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