• FICTION

    LESLIE'S VOICE

    MARCH 8, 2021

FICTION

LESLIE'S VOICE

by Susan Hanafee

A rousing corporate melodrama full of twists, turns, and vivid characters. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SEMI-GLOSS

    APRIL 20, 2023

FICTION

SEMI-GLOSS

by Joe Barrett

An absorbing tale of friendship that’s endearing as often as it’s unabashedly riotous. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STRANGE EDEN

    DEC. 13, 2022

FICTION

STRANGE EDEN

by Gina Giordano

An ambitious and multifaceted novel that cunningly challenges patriarchy and its consequences. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    OF WHITE ASHES

    MAY 1, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    WILLIE THE WORRYING DOG

    JUNE 10, 2023

CHILDREN'S

WILLIE THE WORRYING DOG

by David Yuen ; illustrated by Micah Zhang

An appealingly illustrated work with an upbeat message about trying new things. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    CITY OF ANGLES

    MARCH 7, 2023

FICTION

CITY OF ANGLES

by Jonathan Leaf

A genuinely funny sendup of a much-lampooned industry. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FIREWEED MOON

    JULY 14, 2023

FICTION

THE FIREWEED MOON

by Barbara J. Dzikowski

Love and familial empathy shine through in this quiet, powerful novel. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ROLL BACK THE WORLD

    OCT. 17, 2023

NONFICTION

ROLL BACK THE WORLD

by Deborah Kasdan

Intricate and affecting, Kasdan’s debut finds hope in the saddest of stories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CYCLE OF EDEN

    SEPT. 1, 2023

FICTION

THE CYCLE OF EDEN

by Daniel Varona

This swiftly paced adventure further bolsters a winsome ongoing fantasy series. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CLARA'S SECRET

    SEPT. 23, 2022

  • FICTION

    LOVE, LOSS, AND HONOR

FICTION

LOVE, LOSS, AND HONOR

by Herbert Wiens

A vigorous potboiler combining over-the-top melodrama with psychological realism. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ZING FLING

CHILDREN'S

THE ZING FLING

by Dee G. Suberla

An engaging, positivity-preaching fantasy with Seussian and Lewis Carroll–esque aspects. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    TALES OF URATH

    DEC. 7, 2022

FICTION

TALES OF URATH

by Arthur J. Dorety

A unique take on fantasy lit that ably tackles science, magic, and mythology. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE YEAR OF FIVE EMPERORS

    DEC. 7, 2022

FICTION

THE YEAR OF FIVE EMPERORS

by Robert Eckert Robert Eckert

An entertaining sword-and-politics saga full of engrossing period detail and sharp drama. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    WHAT’S NEXT?

    FEB. 21, 2023

FICTION

WHAT’S NEXT?

edited by Sharyn Skeeter

An impressive, dynamic host of spectacular stories filled with engaging characters. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WIMPS OF THE WILD

    MAY 9, 2023

CHILDREN'S

WIMPS OF THE WILD

by Brooke C. ; illustrated by John Ramsey

Adventure and a bit of social awareness combine in a compelling book for young readers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SUPERSIZING BLISS

    FEB. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

SUPERSIZING BLISS

by Toby Witte

A sometimes-grandiose but often captivating argument for the house as the framework for a vibrant life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HERE'S A LETTER FROM THY DEAR SON

    DEC. 5, 2023

NONFICTION

HERE'S A LETTER FROM THY DEAR SON

edited by Edward H. Pulliam

An engrossing account of life in the American South during its most momentous era. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

    JUNE 8, 2022

NONFICTION

FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

by Judith Ford Judith M. Ford

A touching consideration of the frighteningly precarious nature of good health. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LOW COUNTRY LAMENTATIONS

FICTION

LOW COUNTRY LAMENTATIONS

by Frank Malmsteen

A striking, character-driven tale about a disturbed woman and her quirky world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WHAT GRANDPA LEARNED FROM HIS HONEYBEES

    JAN. 30, 2023

NONFICTION

WHAT GRANDPA LEARNED FROM HIS HONEYBEES

by Henry J. Svec , Mary J. Svec

A mostly solid introduction to financial topics through the lens of honeybees. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FLASHBULB MEMORIES

    MAY 2, 2023

  • FICTION

    SCAR SONGS

    FEB. 1, 2023

FICTION

SCAR SONGS

by W. Royce Adams

Brimming with resounding themes and notable characters. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    A CERTAIN TIME

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A CERTAIN TIME

by Kate Kasten

A well-crafted, contemplative chronicle of a woman’s journey through psychological, political, sexual, and social turmoil. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE DRUMS OF WAR

    MARCH 14, 2023

NONFICTION

THE DRUMS OF WAR

edited by William A. Corbett ; by T.C. Corbett

An often striking meditation on what the author calls “the Glamor, the Glory, and the Misery of War.” Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE ADVENTURES OF THE FLASH GANG

    MARCH 5, 2024

CHILDREN'S

THE ADVENTURES OF THE FLASH GANG

by M.M. Downing and S.J. Waugh

This newest entry in a dynamic, character-rich middle-grade fiction series doesn’t disappoint. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE CASE OF THE WELCHED REWARD

    APRIL 1, 2023

  • FICTION

    THE LIGHTHOUSE AT MONTAUK POINT

    MARCH 23, 2011

FICTION

THE LIGHTHOUSE AT MONTAUK POINT

by R. David Fulcher

Tales that, at their best, call to mind the work of Stephen King, O. Henry, and Edgar Allan Poe. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    NEW LEAVES IN WINTER

    DEC. 21, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    JUST ONE

    MARCH 7, 2023

NONFICTION

JUST ONE

by Nour Akhras Nour Akhras

An exquisitely moving journey featuring compassionate medical intervention in refugee camps. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MUMENTOUS

    APRIL 25, 2023

NONFICTION

MUMENTOUS

author-photographer Amy J. Schultz

An entertaining, brilliantly shot look at a Texas high school tradition. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SWIMMING TO JERUSALEM

    MAY 30, 2023

FICTION

SWIMMING TO JERUSALEM

by Seth Bornstein

A bighearted novel about the past’s refusal to recede. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS

    APRIL 27, 2022

FICTION

TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS

by Claire Millikin

Intricate, incisive writing that traces the fallout of the past and righteously rails against abuse. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WORLDWIDE CRUSH

    JULY 11, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    A GENERATION OF LEAVES

    APRIL 27, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    THE STRENGTH TO LIVE

    JAN. 23, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    THE CELLO STILL SINGS

    FEB. 27, 2023

NONFICTION

THE CELLO STILL SINGS

by Janet Horvath

A poetic, nuanced tribute to the power of music and family. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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