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The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty
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Holly Black
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens - Gloria Whelan I have dim but fond memories of "Homeless Bird" and haven't read "Small Acts..." I'm afraid this one didn't really wow me. I enjoyed the history and there are some excellent descriptions of India. There's a pretty big gap between the age of Rosalind (upper teens) and the apparent age of this book's audience, which seems to be middle grades. But while Rosalind's friendships and activities are mature, there's nothing to make it inappropriate for younger readers. For me, the book's weaknesses were that Rosalind was a distant and formal narrator, and that her opinions about the need for India's independence were repeated too often.I received this ARC through Edelweiss and Simon and Schuster.