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Marriage is possible!

Marriage is Possible
Widdemer
1936

Submitter: Widdemer actually won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (when it was known as Columbia University Prize) back in 1919 alongside Carl Sandburg  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Widdemer

That being said, this book is 1930’s “chick lit” tripe.  No surprise that she’s the person who popularized the term “middlebrow.”

Holly: I love chick lit tripe, but I don’t see a lot of reason to keep this in your average public library.  Pulitzer or not.

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Creepy Dolls

Among the Dolls
Sleator
1975

Submitter: The book is called “Among the Dolls,” and along with the illustrations, it’s probably one of the more disturbing children’s books that I’ve seen– if I was a kid, I’d have nightmares from this book! I provided the illustration from the back cover as well as one from inside, just so you can really see how truly scary this book is!

Holly: Thought this book would fit nicely with our fiction week theme.   (Remember these other doll posts?) Enjoy and sleep well tonight everyone!

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Ass Clown

Jake Drake, Class Clown
Clements
2002

Luckily an alert ALB reader sent this in today!  Now we have an Ass Clown to go with the Ass President. Just say NO to bad processing. Now I am wondering how many Ass books are out there ruining the middle school kids!  🙂

Holly