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Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Submitted Sandy Curry

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days finding and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the German army invaded. Her illegal work keeps her family afloat, and Hanneke also likes to think of it as a small act of rebellion against the Nazis.

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup submitted by Arielle Russell

Ingredients
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (10¾ ounce) cans of tomato soup
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped or 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoons Italian seasoning
½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoons pepper
1 9 ounce package of cheese-filled tortellini
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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Woody: Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Him Submitted by Sherri Donnell

Woody: Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Him By David Evanier

In this first biography of Allen in over a decade, David Evanier discusses key movies, plays and prose as well as Allen's personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart. Woody will be the definitive word on a major American talent as he begins his ninth decade, and his sixth decade of making movies.

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach Submitted by Sandy Curry

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach - by Pam Jenoff

Summer 1941

Young Adelia Monteforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home.

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