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Though Quindlen's latest novel would probably be a bestseller no matter the subject, this one has a special hook: It's an uplifting and often funny love story sure to leave readers smiling.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen. begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.

Dan Gets a MiniVan by Dan Zevin

Dan gets a minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad. A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic relief.

After she shames herself on local television, Johanna Morgan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde-- a fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero-- until two years later, while eviscerating bands as a music critic, she realizes she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw.

How to Build a Girl - Caitlin Moran This book was okay. The character was a bit weird and the way it was written was different and I didn't understand the dialogue sometimes. Books read in 2016

Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | 15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books

Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander & the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! My favorite children's book! 15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children’s Books

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg recounts the amazing story of 62-year-old Annie who was the unlikely first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel; she lived to tell about it. Van Allsburg's illustrations are amazing, as usual.

Queen of the Falls by Van Allsburg Recounts the stunt performed by sixty-two-year-old retired charm school instructor Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel in an effort to gain fame and fortune.

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