Bethany’s Summer Reads

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unnamedBethany was born in Southern California under inauspicious circumstances but quickly garnered acclaim for herself with a widely lauded performance as Baby Jesus in her church’s nativity play. Over two decades later, she can be found selling books, buying books, reading books, and trying to prevent her 1-year-old border collie mix, Violet, from eating her books.

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

9780380977260Part of me suspects that this book was not written down but alchemically distilled from the summer of 1928 by the great necromancer Ray Bradbury. It follows 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding (loosely based on a younger Bradbury) through one summer in sleepy Green Town, Illinois, where the imagination of childhood weaves magic and wonder out of the simple and the everyday. Be transported to a time and place where enchanted sneakers let a boy run as fast as antelopes; where the stains on old rugs depict stories about the neighbors…

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