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Farm Girl: A Wisconsin Memoir Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780299327545
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - May 26th, 2020

This is a sweet and joy-filled memoir written by a native Wisconsinite in her 90s.  Take a trip down memory lane with her to her farm in western Wisconsin.


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Firekeeper's Daughter Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

This book does such a good job of showing authentic teen lives in the 90s.  There is mystery, a touch of romance, undercover agents, and some hockey.  It is set in the UP of Michigan near a Native American reservation; such a beautiful but also heartbreaking book.


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Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984823557
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Published: Crown - April 6th, 2021

A fun and fascinating romp through all of the national forests.  I enjoyed the writing and the honesty and the quirky facts the author leaves us with.  


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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063017504
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 1st, 2021

A spunky teen, a spunky octogenarian and a chaplain form a beautiful friendship with each other.  This is such a happy sad book.  You will chuckle and cry, maybe at the same time.


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Sparks Like Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063008281
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Published: William Morrow - March 2nd, 2021

A fascinating, edge of your seat story set in Afghanistan and the United States about a young girl smuggled out of the country with the hope to give her a good and safe life.  A tragic but hopeful story.


A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735225312
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Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

We Are Not Free Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2020

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Lookout: Love, Solitude, and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780735279919
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Published: Random House Canada - March 30th, 2021

I found this book to be so fascinating and her writing just sucked me into her story.  I like how honest she is about her life and how she's learned from her choices and from her job of being a wildfire lookout in the Canadian forests.  


Tin Camp Road: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399163364
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 3rd, 2021

This book is set on Lake Superior, which is what initially drew me to it, but I stayed for the genuine and relatable characters.  And boy did I love the unexpected ending.


The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

This is such a compelling mystery.  It is a perfect summer/beach read.  I didn't want to put it down.  You will want to find out what exactly happened to Owen Michaels.


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Lies of Omission: A Hanneke Bauer Mystery Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781685120276
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Published: Level Best Books - November 30th, 2021

Kathleen Ernst has the most comforting writing style.  I just fall into her books and end up staying up too late to finish them.  This is the start to a new series set in Watertown WI featuring Hannecke Bauer.  She shows up in Watertown from Prussia to meet up with her husband on their farm and he is dead when she arrives.  This is a must read!