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Crimes in Southern Indiana:Stories by Frank Bill

Have you ever known someone who is afraid of big cities because they think there is so much crime and violence? Well, I have and I might just present that person with a book to read called Crimes in Southern Indiana: Stories by Frank Bill. These short stories are chock full of violence, alcohol, methamphetamines, [...]

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. I wasn’t surprised to hear Jack Gantos had won the Newbery Medal. He has a quirky writing style that meshes hysterical comedy with gut-wrenching, quiet drama. How could the committee resist this main character, aptly named Jack Gantos? Is this winner a memoir or fiction? Even if the [...]

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