Tag Archives: cruise

Sunday Coffee – Things I Love

A couple years ago, on the cusp of moving to the Boston area, I attended a writer’s conference. There were many agents and editors in attendance, each with their specialties and preferences on the conference website. One agent specified that … Continue reading

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Readathon: The Trouble With Destiny, by Lauren Morrill

Liza is determined. As the drum major for her band in a school where music funding is about to get severely cut, she needs to find a way to save the program. Enter the Destiny cruise, where high school performers … Continue reading

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The Living, by Matt de la Peña (audio)

The summer before his senior year in high school, Shy gets a job as a crew member on a luxury cruise ship. All seems right with the world, until 1) his nephew contracts a deadly new disease making its way … Continue reading

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Displacement, by Lucy Knisley

When Knisley’s elderly grandparents sign up for a Caribbean cruise, her family want some one to go with them, as they require constant care. Knisley volunteers, knowing that she doesn’t have a lot of time left to spend with them. … Continue reading

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Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut

Galápagos is a sort of dystopian-science-fiction treatise on evolution. The world has sunk into depression, unknown bacteria are making women infertile, and WWIII is about to break out. Ten people – one male and nine females – end up on … Continue reading

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Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin

Liz is almost sixteen when she’s hit by a cab and killed. Now, she’s on a cruise boat called the SS Nile, headed for Elsewhere, where she will progressively age backwards until she returns to earth in baby form. Cross … Continue reading

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