Howl’s Moving Castle (and Sequels)

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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ✦Recorded Books, 2008 ✦ Originally published by Greenwillow Books, 1989 ✦ ISBN (Recorded Books): 9781436159500; digital 9781456107642 Summary from publisher: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire […]

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Utahime: the Songstress

Utahime: the Songstress by Aki ✦ Translated by Sachiko Sato ✦ Published by DMP, 2009 ✦ ISBN: 978-1-56970-044-0 Summary from publisher: For centuries, a far-off kingdom has been protected by the nightly singing of the Utahime. This powerful voice is passed down from one female songstress to another within the Utahime’s bloodline. Then the impossible happens…a […]

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Are You My Mother?

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Summary from the publisher: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood […]

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