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When God Was a Rabbit is a unique and wonderful coming-of-age story that begins in Cornwall, England, in the late 1960s and ends around the time of the terrorist attacks in New York. Told mostly through the view of Elly (who we first meet at 5), the years traversed in this novel are simple and fantastical at the same time. We watch two siblings recreate magic through a rabbit they name God, we watch a best friend promise to witness unspeakable acts, we watch the world stretch and break as war and terror become common day. A beautiful, magical story that poses questions about saying yes and staying open to life when loss and longing are enough to make anyone say no.
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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9781608195374
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 24th, 2012

I once came across a review that pegged The Leftovers as an agnostic take on the rapture, and I haven’t been able to get that out of my head. When thousands of people worldwide disappear in a single moment, there is no religious explanation, only confusion and grief. Perrotta’s characters struggle to move on in this strange new world, craving answers and meaning in the face of loss. A powerful and authentic meditation on the myriad ways we respond to tragedy.
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Kat
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ISBN: 9780312363550
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Published: Griffin - May 22nd, 2012

I was gripped by this story from its first page. It is hard to describe this beautifully told novel without giving anything away. Judith is raised by her widowed father, under the influence of his deep religious faith and a town that is slipping into an industry-based poverty depression. Judith tries to make sense out of a life that is somewhat outside of her grasp. When an external event starts a catalyst of chaotic change, we hold our breaths as this imaginative and deeply tender-hearted child tries to put things in place, while risking her own well-being. This is a novel about belief systems, about the developmental shifts in a child’s awareness, but it is also about the deep and clumsy love between a parent-and child. But most of all, this novel speaks to the crux of childhood—at the strength it takes to hold onto faith and wonder, even when all the evidence says otherwise. This is an amazing read.
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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9781250024077
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - March 5th, 2013

Serious Fun may sound like an oxymoron, but a lot of work was put into putting together this comprehensive creativity guide. It's full of step-by-step DIY, facts and trivia, and neat projects - the perfect remedy to thumb-twiddling for kids (and kids at heart) of any age.

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Andrea
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ISBN: 9781608196418
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

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