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IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019:
- Winner, Best First Book
"A timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - 5/5 stars (read full review)
Eric Hoffer Awards 2019:
- Finalist, Fiction
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019:
- Finalist, General Fiction / Novel (over 80,000 words)
- Finalist, First Novel (over 90,000 words)

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~ Journal 21 ~

I had worked too much, until my brain was pudding, so the plan was: watch a fun movie, drink good wine, then sleep for eight or nine days. So I rented Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol 2. "This will be fun," I thought. If anybody was ready to be forgiving, it was me. I had liked the first one after all...

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Here we have pure, sweet happiness, two discs for the price of one! The duo Alina Ibragimova (violin) and Cédric Tiberghien (piano) have recorded three previous double-disc albums of Mozart's violin & piano music, every one great, but this one tops them all. Part of it is the tasty,...

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Tonight I watched Distance. I've been watching all of Koreeda's movies, and since I hadn't heard anything about this one I have to admit I wasn't expecting something significant, but I was wrong. The film starts out quite loose, in Koreeda's characteristic documentary style, just a bunch of random...

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Want something different? This is fantastic. The "cantata" is a church music form, but these are more like children's fairy tales, each with its own atmospheric character and instrumentation. The first even has an accordion, and one has a narrator. The titles give you an idea of the...

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I've liked many things from pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and I credit this series with helping me get to know Haydn's sonatas... and this release is getting good reviews... but I find myself annoyed by this album. Maybe it's partly the music — few of these particular sonatas grab me...

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