Sharon Smith

Rising Sun Branch


The reading promise : my father and the books we sharedPosted August 31, 2011

When Alice Ozma (named after "Alice" from Lewis Carroll and "Ozma" from Frank Baum) was in fourth grade, she and her school librarian dad, Jim Brozina, decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 nights. During the first year her sister lef...

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South of superiorPosted August 1, 2011

Abandoned as a child, Madeline Stone is summoned back to her birth town in Michigan to care for an aging family friend. As she is drawn into the lives of the oddball characters, she experiences what it's like to live in a place where times are tough ...

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Must-Read Historical FictionPosted March 7, 2011