This Week at Mogadore Library

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Drop In Dance Party

drop in dance party

Mondays, July 6, and July 27, 6:30 pm
Ages 3 and up.
Join Miss Kim for some silly song fun!

 

 

 

Story Time Programs 

Storytime word
Tuesday, July 28, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

Warm Up Akron

knitting
Tuesday, July 28, at 3:30 or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

 

 

Fun Club: Super Hero Science Experiments

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Wednesday, July 29, from 12:30 pm – 2 pm
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 

 

Library Babies and Tots 

babies and tots
Thursday, July 30, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
Ages birth – 3 ½

 

 

 

Cookbook Club

THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS by Ree Drummond
Thursday, July 30, at 6 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain cuisine, theme, or a celebrity chef.  There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
July 30: THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS by Ree Drummond

 

 

 

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9 Awesome Literary Maps Every Book Lover Needs To See

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Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff

Plotted: A Literary Atlas, by Andrew DeGraff goes on sale in October.

Have you ever wondered what all those literary worlds in all those books you’ve been reading might look like if they were real? Not every piece of litereary genious has the maps built in (like Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin) Sometimes seeing is believeing and who wouldn’t want to believe in some of these awesome places.

 

 

 

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps—all inspired by literary classics—offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff’s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, Lord of the Flies, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.

-Summary from Amazon.com

Here is just one tatilizing sample from this sure-to-be amazing book.

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

To see the entire article (written by BuzzFeed staff member ) about Plotted: A Literary Atlas click the source link below.

Source: 9 Awesome Literary Maps Every Book Lover Needs To See

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Teen Trends

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The world can be a serious place sometimes and even teens need time to relax! Schools out and it’s time to read for fun – not for work. Take the time to catch up on your favorite series this summer or start a new one! Here’s a series that’s trending…

 

Book 1

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time…like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare–this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb–now her betrayed and greatest enemy–that her purpose is save the world–but can she?

 

 

Book 2

School's Out - Forever by James Patterson

School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson

brave bird-kid Max and her flock are discovered by an FBI agent and forced to go to “school.” There is no such thing as an ordinary day as Max deciphers how and when she’s supposed to save the world, and she faces her greatest enemy–a clone of herself. After a short stay with an FBI agent who gives them a chance to attend school and live a normal life, the six genetically-altered, winged youths head toward Florida and Max’s ultimate destiny–to save the world, whether she wants to or not.

 

 

 

Book 3

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James PattersonSaving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

The time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race…and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them–but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?

 

 

 

Book 4

The Final Warning by James Patterson

The Final Warning by James Patterson

Max and the other members of the Flock-six kids who share her remarkable ability-have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the causes of global warming. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism-and escaping government forces who watch the Flock like a hawk. But even in Antarctica, trapped in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world . . .

 

 

 

Book 5

Max by James Patterson

Max by James Patterson

Someone–or some thing- -is decimating ships and sea life off Hawaii’s coast, and Max and her flock find themselves sucked into the Navy’s top-secret investigation of the catastrophe. Their objective: Rescue Max’s activist mom from a wicked subterranean enemy. The hitch: They must dive deep into dark waters, where gruesome evil dwells… and for high-flying Maximum Ride, could there be anything more terrifying than being trapped in the great abyss? This soaring new adventure takes Maximum Ride and the Flock into terrifying new territory–fans, hold your breath!

 

 

Book 6

Fang by James PattersonFang by James Patterson

Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world–but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max’s best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable. When a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason: he was designed to be Max’s perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists, and turns . . . and meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.

 

 

Book 7

Angel by James PattersonAngel by James Patterson

Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another’s backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they’re up against a deadly force that’s racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most–Fang is gone. He’s creating his own gang that will replace everyone–including Max. Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that’s unlike anything you’ve ever imagined . . . or read.

 

 

Book 8

Nevermore by James Patterson

Nevermore by James Patterson

Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can’t be stopped . The danger mounts just as the boy genetically engineered to be her “perfect match”, Dylan, has finally worked his way into Max’s heart–and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max’s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance. In this powerful and moving latest sequel in James Patterson’s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming. Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can’t be stopped. The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max’s heart– and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max’s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance. In this powerful and moving latest sequel in James Patterson’s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming.

 

 

Book 9

Maximum Ride Forever by James PattersonMaximum Ride Forever by James Patterson

As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular “ride”- a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!

 

 

 

If you like/love this series check out the Graphic Novel series too!

 

Maximum Ride vol 1  Maximum Ride vol 2  Maximum Ride vol 3   Maximum Ride vol 4   Maximum Ride vol 5  Maximum Ride vol 6  Maximum Ride vol 7  Maximum Ride vol 8

 

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Story Time Programs 

storytime owl
Tuesday, July 21, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

Teen Tuesday

Community Hero-Summit Metro Parks Ranger
Tuesday, July 21, at 3:30 pm
A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up
Community Hero-Summit Metro Parks Ranger:  Learn about our superheroes of the Summit County Metro Park Hike/Bike Trails.  A Bike Patrol Ranger will talk about local trails where you can bike and hike with your friends. Registration is requested.

 

 

 

Fun Club: Rick Smith, Jr., Magician

Rick Smith Jr
Wednesday, July 22, at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 

 

Library Babies and Tots 

babies and tots
Thursday, July 23, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
Ages birth – 3 ½

 

 

 

Zumba

People doing power fitness exercise at fitness studio
Thursday, July 23, at 6 pm
One of the most popular and hottest classes in fitness!  A super fun and fast Latin/salsa-type dance that will have your whole body moving at once!  This class will be taught by Nikki from Build a Body Personal Training and is so fun you won’t even think you’re exercising!

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2015 Mogadore Summer Festival Events

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For a printable event list please click the link below

MG 2015 Festival

2015 Mogadore Summer Festival printable .pdf

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July Staff Picks

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Kelly’s Pick

They are quick and easy to get through especially if time is of the essence. They also have great and usable ideas and suggestion on prioritizing and planning and organizing one’s time.

Getting Organized Without Losing it by Ken Blanchard, Steve GottryOn-Time, On-Target Manager by Ken Blanchard

Introduces a series of practical strategies designed to help business managers improve their performance by overcoming the problem of procrastination

 

 

 

Get organized without losing it by Janet S. FoxGetting Organized Without Losing it by Janet S. Scott

Here’s practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff without going overboard. Kids learn to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and enjoy the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success.

 

 

 

Sarah’s Pick

The unfinished life of Addison Stone by Adele GriffinThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

17-year-old Addison Stone, portraitist and performance artist, has died, falling off a scaffold as she she tried to place a billboard on the Manhattan Bridge overpass. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? An author, named Adele Griffin, who briefly taught Stone in a writing class, decides to write a book about the wild child who took New York by storm. She interviews dozens of those closest to the young artist family, friends, mentors, boyfriends to learn who Addison was and why she died. To bring the story closer, the book uses photos of real-life model Giza Lagarce as Addison (see above), and the pictures do mirror the text, capturing a young woman, sensual and brooding. In addition, three young artists from the Rhode Island School of Design were commissioned to create renditions of Addison’s artwork at various stages, all of which adds authenticity to the story. But it is the recollections that truly bring Addison alive. One after another, they remember: the parents who didn’t understand, the best friend who did, a first boyfriend. Their contradictions only add to the richness of the portrait. Exceptionally insightful is well-off cousin Madison. When Allison changes her name to Addison, Madison understands it’s Addison’s way of both taking away from Maddy and adding to herself, grabbing some of what she feels she lacks in her own life. It’s Madison, too, who was there for the appearance of the ghosts who worked their way inside Addison’s brain. Manifestations of the schizophrenia Addison was to develop or something supernatural? After Addison gets to New York, a telling familiarity sets in. The rich boyfriend, the art dealer who has his own interests at heart. Then, a more serious boy, another artist, who understands he’s out of his depth with her. This is the part of the story that Griffin gets so right: a shining star gives off light, but it’s impossible to bottle. People try to understand, to help, to save, but a mercurial personality, especially one as driven as Addison, doesn’t know what she needs, making the helpers ultimately helpless. There are parts of this book that distract from rather than build the narrative. The cause of Addison’s death seems more a red herring than a true mystery. And, at times, ironically, the visuals get in the way of the story. For instance, though much of of the art shown is solid, even occasionally startling, some of it just seems, well, average. As do the images of Addison’s last boyfriend, who is described much more intriguingly in words than in pictures. This novel is, however, a terrific experiment, something fresh and hard to put down. It gives a sense of both the artistic temperament and the nature of madness and the sometimes thin line in between

 

 

 

Cassandra’s Pick

To kill a mockingbird  by Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

First public in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird became an instant bestseller and classic. For those who haven’t read Harper Lee’s work this is a compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving novel. To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the root of human behavior, exploring innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty with love and hatred.

 

This novel is set in the small southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the depression and follows young Scout Finch, her brother, Jem and their father, Atticus, who has the task of defending a young black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told through the eyes of Scout which gives this novel the awareness of race, class, justice and the pain of growing up. For fans of this classic and for new readers alike, I highly recommend checking out and enjoying To Kill a Mockingbird with Harper Lee before the release of her long awaited follow up Go Set a Watchman, which will be released this July 2015.

 

 

Kim’s Pick

The king's curse by Philippa Gregory.The King’s Curse by Phillipa Gregory

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII’s claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter-Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret’s contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret’s world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and “holiest” woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.

 

 

Kristin’s Pick

The walking dead. Book one : a continuing story of survival horror by Robert KirkmanWalking Dead (Comic Books) by Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead series, in all its media forms, is like a really good pop rock ‘n’ roll band. It has taken the stale zombie-­apocalypse premise everyone has long since gotten over and done it transcendentally well for an unusually long time. Readers might suspect that in this fourth Walking Dead novel, Descent, the charm might be wearing off. The previous books followed a neat trilogy arch with the rise and fall of postapocalyptic town Woodbury’s tyrannical governor; so, with that taken care of, perhaps we should be done. But we are not, especially not when there’s a new zombie horde and a zealous plague-world cult to throw into the mix. Again, intuition says the story should fall flat from exhaustion, but, while the new installment likely won’t be as fondly enjoyed as the previous volumes, Descent maintains the series’ strength due to the author’s truly powerful ability to describe the series’ world and to establish tone, pacing, kinesthetics, and every other nut and bolt that holds a good novel together.

 

Shelly’s Pick

Changeling by Yasmine GalenornThe Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn

Camille, the good witch, Menolly, the vampire, and Delilah, a feline shapeshifter: they’re the D’Artigo sisters, half-human, half-Faerie supernatural agents who are enlisted to find the fiends responsible for slaughtering the Weres of Rainier Puma Pride. A cross between TV’s Charmed and Charlie’s Angels.

 

Delilah, a were tabby cat by a twist of genetic fate, and her half-Fae, half-human sisters are on the front lines of a brewing war. Just recovering from a battle, and adjusting to a relationship with human cop Chase, Delilah is drawn into investigating the mysterious, gruesome deaths of the Rainier Were Puma Clan and becomes attracted to their leader, Zachary. As she fears, a new threat emerges, manipulated by an old enemy, and it will take all of their efforts, and acceptance of her fate, to bring them down. The second in Galenorn’s D’Artigo Sisters series (Witchling, 2006) ratchets up the danger and romantic entanglements.Along with the quirky humor and characters readers have come to expect is a moving tale of a woman more comfortable in her cat skin than in her human form, looking to find her place in the world.

 

 

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Warm Up Akron

knitting
Tuesday, July 14, at 3:30 or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

 

 

Fun Club: Sogbety Diomande, Drummer

sogbety_drummer
Wednesday, July 15, at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 

 

Past Times Book Club
The Devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbinder

Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm
The Devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbindert

 

 

Justin Glennon, Author Visit

Books
Thursday, July 16, at 6 pm
Join fantasy author Justin Glennon for a book signing and to discuss his latest novel.

 

 

 

PAWS for Reading

paws for reading
Saturday, July 18, from 11 am-12 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Lacey. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is requested.

 

 

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Featured Item Lists

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Did you know, the Audio Visual Services Division at our Main Library maintains three lists of newer DVDs and CDs found in our catalog. Click on the links below to view these titles and request any you may be interested in borrowing by placing a hold using your library card.  We will notify you when your item is ready for pickup!
1. Featured Audio Book List
2. Featured DVD & Movies
3. Featured Non-Fiction DVDs
4. Featured Music CD List

 

Source: Featured Item Lists

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2015 Summertime TV

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2015 Summer TV Premiere Schedule: Dates For New And Returning Shows

Summer is a great time for family fun and outdoor activities, but the TV networks have started to put together plenty of programming meant to entice people to spend time inside, watching TV. And why not? You can only swim, hike, tan and play baseball for so long before you need to take an hour off and relax indoors with your favorite show. Fortunately, we have a handy schedule of premiere dates to make that process easier.The schedule is a work in progress, and dates are subject to change as the weather heats up. We’ve also listed shows that haven’t been given official return dates and stuff that is expected to premiere this summer, so if your favorite show doesn’t have a date, yet, take a look at the end of the list first! (Please note: listed times are in EST/PST.)If you’ve been wondering what is coming up this fall, the networks have already released the new and returning programming that will be coming up. You can check it out, here.
Information provided by Cinema Blend LLCand was written by JESSICA RAWDENfor more information and for full article click here.
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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Drop In Dance Party

drop in dance party

Mondays, July 6, and July 27, 6:30 pm
Ages 3 and up.
Join Miss Kim for some silly song fun!

 

 

 

Story Time Programs 

Storytime word
Tuesday, July 7, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Ages 3 and up.
(There will be no program on July 14)

 

 

 

Teen Tuesday

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Tuesday, July 7, at 3:30 pm
A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up
Citizens Journalism–Unmasked! Citizens Journalists can become neighborhood heroes–and the power is in the palm of our hands! Teens from the Akron Digital Media Center will lead a workshop on using mobile devices to shoot, edit and upload 60-second videos to solve community problems. Empower your creative journalist! You may bring your own mobile devices too.

 

 

 

First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

home
Tuesday, July 7, at 6 pm
Join Dawn Maloney, a RE/MAX Associate, to get tips and expert advice on buying your first home. Please call 330.628.9228 to register.

 

 

 

Mysterious Tuesdays

DEADHOUSE by Linda Fairstein
Tuesday, July 7, at 6:30 pm
DEADHOUSE by Linda Fairstein

 

 

 

Fun Club: Outback Ray, Animal Guy

Outback Ray
Wednesday, July 8, at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 

 

Library Babies and Tots 

babies and tots
Thursday, July 9, at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
Ages birth – 3 ½
(There will be no program July 16)

 

 

 

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion

ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
Thursday, July 9, at 6 pm
ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

 

 

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