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I am someone who falls deeply into novels.  It's not uncommon for me to dream about the characters I'm reading about.... they become a part of my consciousness for the time that I'm inside a novel. 

I also rely on fiction to kind of "take me away" from my real life.  Non-fiction isn't my favorite genre, but when a novel talks about a contemporary issue that I didn't know about, I love that feeling of learning as well as diving into stories. 

www.lissacarlino.com

Brainerd native Lissa Carlino has written her first novel about an empowered young woman who struggles with addiction  It's called Woman Enough.   Lissa will be doing a book signing at Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa on July15th at 1pm.  Her books are also available at We Are Clinic in Brainerd - to raise money for confidential reproductive health. 

www.annhood.us

“Hood, known primarily for her adult novels, offers up a coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, humor, and heart. There’s obvious appeal for Beatles fans, but Trudy, irrepressible in her struggle to maintain friendships in a changing world, will win many admirers of her own.”

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Bestselling MN mystery writer Brian Freeman has a new Jonathan Stride novel out “Alter Ego”.  Scott Hall and Michael Small spoke with Brain about his latest release.

Brian Freeman’s latest mystery featuring detective Jonathan Stride is “Alter Ego”.  You can find info at his website www.bfreemanbooks.com

www.brendankiely.com

The novel Tradition goes into the privileged world of a private boarding school where only a few have power.  It's told from the perspective of Jules and Bax.  Jules is a good student who is starting to see the problems of the school and how power and status plays out.  Bax is a scholarship student who has been trained to be aggressive on the rink as a hockey goalie.  Their friendship and standing up for what's right is at the center of this tale. 

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