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Judy has been selling books a long, long time, and her interests are broad: something here for every reader!

The Weight of Water: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316780377
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 7th, 1998

An exciting fictional account of the murders at Smuttynose  seamlessly emeshed with the suspicions of betrayal that lead to horrific consequences. Read this book, skip the movie.

The Signal Flame: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126383
Published: Scribner - September 12th, 2017

I loved this book because the characters are developed with great sympathy and compassion.  It is  a quiet book  that let me slip into the complex issues of loss, uncertainty, longing, and honor as this family navigates  the  chores of daily life. Beautiful language and timing. I can't wait for the sequel. 

Euphoria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802123701
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

Lily King is able to bring the exotic world of  Margaret  Mead front and center in this compelling  story of anthropology in the 30's .  The moral complexity of the study of indigenous peoples along with the sensuous triangle of love and desire further  complicate  matters and spin the story  along at a good clip. 

Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

Janie's voice could hardly be heard at the beginning of this powerful tale . At the end the jury  are leaning over  to catch her every syllable. Between these two lines is a gripping story of love, betrayal, understanding and extraordinary growth.

Because of Winn-Dixie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763680862
Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

 Ten year old, Opal, finds and adopts a big homely dog. As Opal's relationships with friends and family develop  she finds that this dog, Winn-Dixie is a treasure in a shaggy coat. This story is captivating, intelligent and wonderful for any age.

The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062435262
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2015

Wee Free Men is a delightful and witty story about 9 year old, Tiffany. She wants to grow up to be a witch. First she must rescue her brother who has been stolen . She rises to the occasion with the help of tiny blue-skinned pictsies. Together they romp in and out of perilous situations with wild abandon. I love, love this book  great for all. ages as the humor is A1.

In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

This is a great psychological suspensful murder mystery.  It is  written with plausible events paced as fast as you can read it.  It is one of the best in the genre.  Tana French has more books too!

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Cover Image
ISBN: 9780961454739
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Published: Image Continuum Press - Image Continuum Press - April 1st, 2001

 I need to read this about once a year.This is a succinct book for anyone involved in the arts , any form. It explores the reasons we make or do not make our own art. Easy to read and understand  and handy to have as a refresher to RESET.

Rebecca Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

Written in 1938, it still stands as one of the best  thrilling gothic novels. Fantastic writing and character development . You'll never forget Rebecca, and you'll be really thankful you don't live in a mansion; way too many places to hide.