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Gayle Forman is a female American young adult fiction author, best known for her novel If I Stay, which topped the New York Times best sellers list of Young Adult Fiction and was made into a film of the same name.
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Ramona and Her Mother
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1979)
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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her! Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her mother will treat her like her older, more mature sister, Beezus.But with her parent...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1955)
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Nine-year-old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Sure, other people have little sisters that bother them sometimes, but is there anyone in the world like Ramona? Whether she's taking one bite out of every apple in a box or secretly inviting 15 other 4-year-olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble-...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Matthew Herper
Ramona's World
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1999)
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Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for a...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Ramona the Brave
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1975)
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Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles the ups and downs of elementary school woes. This is perfect for fans of Clementine. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a suppleme...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Ramona the Pest
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1968)
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This is the second title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona doesn't think she's a pest - she knows that she isn't a pest on purpose. So how in the world does Ramona get in trouble? Why does Davy run away whenever Ramona comes near him? And how does she manage to disrupt the whole kindergarten class during their rest time? Beve...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Ramona Forever
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1984)
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Ramona's life changes the moment Howie Kemp's mysterious uncle arrives from Saudi Arabia. Howie and his sister, Willa Jean, talk only about Uncle Hobart. Ramona's mother makes secret phone calls and stops eating dessert, and Aunt Bea is hiding something, too. Whatever surprises are in store, Ramona is determined to be happy and helpful. Whether she...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1981)
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In this special reissue of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
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Christina Warren
Ramona and Her Father
Beverly Cleary - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 1977)
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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby's world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the Quimby house, but Ramona resolves to help in any way she can—even downsizing her Christmas list. But with bills piling up and her parents constantly stressed, Ra...
Gayle Forman
Nov 28, 2020
Am I the only middle-aged woman still obsessed with all the Ramona books? I loved them as a kid, and loved them anew as aparent.      source
The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - Jun 02, 2020
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Gayle Forman
Jul 29, 2020
@DHeiligman @unlikelybkstore @rebeccamakkai I LOVED that book. Reading @britrbennett's The Vanishing Half and it's amazing. So was The Mothers.      source
The Great Believers
A Novel
Rebecca Makkai - Jun 04, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary ParisIn 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begin...
Gayle Forman
Jul 29, 2020
@DHeiligman @unlikelybkstore @rebeccamakkai I LOVED that book. Reading @britrbennett's The Vanishing Half and it's amazing. So was The Mothers.      source
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Nicola Sturgeon
The Mothers
A Novel
Brit Bennett - Oct 11, 2016
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Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret."All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourne...
Gayle Forman
Jul 29, 2020
@DHeiligman @unlikelybkstore @rebeccamakkai I LOVED that book. Reading @britrbennett's The Vanishing Half and it's amazing. So was The Mothers.      source
The Years That Matter Most by Paul Tough