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The Cat's Pajamas by Cindy Hulsey

You know that feeling you get when you begin a new novel and after the first few pages you get a warm tingly feeling that tells you you’re in for something special? That’s how I felt when I picked up 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

Bloomsbury Revisited by Cindy Hulsey

Historical fiction is an appealing genre, given its ability to flesh out historical periods and people in a way that is not bound by a strict allegiance to facts. Lately there has been an abundance of novels published about real historical figures, which takes this premise one step further, giving authors freedom to imagine the inner lives of historical figures.

The "To Read" List by Cindy Hulsey

I don’t know about you, but my “to read” list is completely out of control. I keep adding titles to the list (which I keep on my “for later” list in TCCL’s catalog—you should try it if you aren’t already taken advantage of that terrific feature), but never manage to actually read them. Oh, well, it makes me feel better just seeing them there, knowing that I’ve captured them online and that they can’t easily escape me.

The Invention of Wings by Cindy Hulsey

Sue Monk Kidd’s latest book, The Invention of Wings, is a moving novel narrated by two remarkable women; Sarah Grimke, the daughter of slave-holding parents in early 18th century Charleston, and Handful, the house slave who is presented as a gift to Sarah on her eleventh birthday.

Once Upon a Time by Rebecca Howard

Before my niece could speak a full sentence, she knew the phrase “once upon a time.” She would walk over to me holding a book in one hand and sit on my lap. As I opened the book, she would begin “once upon a time,” which I must confess sounded a bit more like “uns-uponna-tie.” Darling, right? But also incredibly powerful.

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