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Halloween Movie Favorites: PSYCHO

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock made us all afraid to shower.  Over half a century later, movies and movie audiences have changed.  CGI (computer-generated imagery) monopolizes most blockbuster films of today (even comedies).  No matter what type of movie you pay an excessive price to see, you usually end up watching more of what the “computer” […]

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Another Piece of my Heart by Jane Green

Told from the point-of-view of both a stepmother and a teenage girl, this novel really delves deep into what makes a family tick.  The stepmother, Andi, is a woman desperate for a child of her own.  She marries a man with two children…a pre-teen girl who causes little if any trouble and a full-blown teenager […]

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Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

A fire races though a London private school and a mother rushes to save her daughter’s life. How the fire started provides the backdrop for this suspenseful thriller with paranormal aspects and graced with lyrical writing. This novel with its realistic portrayal of contemporary families is heartbreaking in its tragic elements but appealing in its […]

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