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A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban

Zoe Elias has big musical dreams.  As soon as she gets a glossy baby grand piano, she will be on her way to Carnegie Hall.  Trouble is, what Zoe gets is a wood-grained, vinyl-seated, wheeze-bag organ.  Yet when she enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition, Zoe finds that life is full of surprises–and that perfection may be even better when it’s just a little off center.  This wise and witty book about families and friendships is entertaining and a delight to read.

The Leanin’ Dog by K.A. Nuzum

Eleven-year-old Dessa Dean lives with her father, a hunter and trapper, in a remote wilderness area.  Dessa Dean is so traumatized by her mother’s death that she cannot leave their cabin.  It is nearly  Christmas, but Dessa Dean has nearly given up on ever being happy again.  Suddenly, a huge fudge-colored dog bounds into Dessa’s life.  Can Dessa Dean find happiness and contentment again?

Join us on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 to discuss this wonderful book.  Refreshments will be served.

NUTS by Kacy Cook

A squeaking sound outside her bedroom leads eleven-year-old Nell to a baby squirrel abandoned in her yard.  Nell and her younger brothers end up saving two wild squirrels that appear to be orphaned.  With the help of some online research and a new friend, Nell learns how to care for the squirrels, but she also learns that she should not try to do this on her own.  Still, if Nell has the time and devotion, why shouldn’t she raise the squirrels?  She loves them, and they need her—don’t they?  Nell is willing to do anything to save her new pets, even if it involves telling a few lies….

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