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Karen Rivers

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Karen Rivers is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Girl in the Well Is Me. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her children.
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The House That Wasn't There
Elana K. Arnold - Mar 30, 2021
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Award-winning author Elana K. Arnold returns with an unforgettable story of the strange, wondrous threads that run between all of us, whether we know they’re there or not.Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California. And for as long as he can remember, the old, reliable, comforting walnut tree has stood between his house a...
Karen Rivers
Mar 30, 2021
Oh, this is making me so happy and filling my heart with joy. This book! <3 via @publisherswkly      source
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Leave the World Behind
A Novel
Rumaan Alam - Oct 06, 2020
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A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrongAmanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home ...
Karen Rivers
Feb 18, 2021
@gamedev_fitness @Rumaan I still think about this book at least once a day and I read it a couple of months back. It sticks with me!      source
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A Novel
Ling Ma - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Ch...
Karen Rivers
Feb 18, 2021
@gamedev_fitness I absolutely loved Severance when I read it ages ago, I can't imagine how surreal it was to read it DURING the pandemic. This is one of the books I always recommend when people ask me for book recs.      source
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Brave in the Woods
Tracy Holczer - Jan 05, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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Critically acclaimed Tracy Holczer returns with a heartrending tale about a girl descended from the Grimm brothers who sets out to break what she thinks is a family curse.Twelve-year-old Juni is convinced her family is cursed. Long ago, her ancestors, the Grimm Brothers, offended a witch who cursed them and their descendants to suffer through their...
Karen Rivers
Jan 26, 2021
While I'm shouting about miraculous books, don't sleep on this magnificent, powerful, emotional, satisfying gem from @TracyHolczer. It's so beautiful and honest and *great*. You will love it!      source
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You Love Me
A You Novel
Caroline Kepnes - Apr 06, 2021
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The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes's hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show...Joe Goldberg is back. And he's going to start a family - even if it kills him.Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he's saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pac...
Karen Rivers
Jan 21, 2021
Just finished Caroline Kepnes' YOU LOVE ME and ooooh boy, can't wait to watch the Netflix version of this one! If you loved the first two, you'll love the third, too. Joe is just so unfailingly JOE. Coming to a bookstore near you April 2021. (@NetGalley)      source
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