“Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before” by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before, by Karelia Stetz-Waters, is a coming of age story full sex, religion, and politics. It's 1989 and 15-year-old Triinu guards herself against high school tormentors by abandoning her BFF and dressing Goth--after her head is turned by a fierce senior girl named Deidre. As the years progress, Deidre isn't the …

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#YABookCook with “Fire in the Woods”

Tonight's #YABookCook features the thriller Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton and homemade applesauce. David, the super-hot leading man of the book is vegetarian, and there is a fun scene that takes place in an orchard, so voila! Applesauce it is. This recipe is extremely easy and makes the whole house smell delicious. But before we …

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“The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong” by L. Tam Holland

I've been excited to read The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong, by debut author L. Tam Holland, ever since I saw it listed in the Stanford alumni magazine. You might even say I had outrageously high expectations for the book. Luckily, Holland did not disappoint! The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong is hysterically funny, tense in all of the right …

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