• FICTION

    LHOSA

    FEB. 8, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

LHOSA

by Carey Allen Krause

An enthralling coming-of-age story that unfolds in a land both strange and recognizable. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CENTRAL CITY

  • FICTION

    DOWNHILL FAST

    JUNE 29, 2019

FICTION

DOWNHILL FAST

by Dana J. Summers

Readers will find this crackerjack thriller hard to put down. Full review >

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    CULTURE IS THE BASS

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  • FICTION

    WINNERS AND LOSERS

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FICTION

WINNERS AND LOSERS

by Art Hartz ; illustrated by Aleksandar Jovic , Mike Wolfe & Heroud Ramos

A mixed bag of gags and witticisms revealing the hollowness of both victory and defeat. Full review >

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    OUR AUTUMN YEARS

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  • FICTION

    THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

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THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

by Mike Nemeth

A precise, elaborate tale that shows just how menacing a family’s history can be. Full review >

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    BLOWING IN THE WIND

    NOV. 24, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BLOWING IN THE WIND

by John Murnane

A thoughtful and entertaining coming-of-age tale with a vibrant setting. Full review >

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    WHAT A BODY REMEMBERS

    JUNE 11, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WHAT A BODY REMEMBERS

by Karen Stefano

An honest, nuanced look at what it means to carry on after a traumatic event. Full review >

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    PLEASE WRITE

    MARCH 20, 2019

FICTION

PLEASE WRITE

by Janette Byron Stone

An engaging reflection on friendship during turbulent times. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BLINDING FEAR

    AUG. 22, 2016

FICTION

BLINDING FEAR

by Bruce Roland

An impressive, enterprising effort by an author with verve and imagination to spare. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MERCILESS WORLD

    JULY 10, 2019

FICTION

MERCILESS WORLD

by Bruce Roland

Another thrilling space adventure anchored by a daring duo on land and in the sky. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MEMORIES: FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE

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    FRIENDS COUNT

    MARCH 9, 2020

CHILDREN'S

FRIENDS COUNT

by Lori Brown ; illustrated by Julianna Harvey

A pleasant outdoor adventure with a calm animal cast and an easy introduction to numbers. Full review >

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    PUANANI AND THE VOLCANO

    FEB. 10, 2020

CHILDREN'S

PUANANI AND THE VOLCANO

by Jo Ann Jeffries ; illustrated by Lydia and Isaia of Worlds Beyond Art

For high drama, look elsewhere—but a diverse cast and contemporary setting set this book apart from other volcano books. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BELOVED MOTHER

    APRIL 1, 2019

FICTION

BELOVED MOTHER

by Laura Hunter

A haunting, slow-burn intergenerational family saga. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SOARING CRIMSON TALES

    OCT. 29, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    RUN, WALK, CRAWL

    APRIL 20, 2020

NONFICTION

RUN, WALK, CRAWL

by Sarahbeth Persiani

A brave, soul-searching firsthand account of the risks and rewards of caregiving. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CONFIDENCE LOST CONFIDENCE FOUND

    JAN. 11, 2020

NONFICTION

CONFIDENCE LOST CONFIDENCE FOUND

by Kate McGuinness

A compassionate and energizing guide full of confidence-building ideas. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ACHOO! ACHOO! I'VE GOT THE FLU

    AUG. 26, 2019

CHILDREN'S

ACHOO! ACHOO! I'VE GOT THE FLU

by Andie Michaels , illustrated by Mark Hernandez

A cleverly funny animal tale with giggleworthy illustrations. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SQUIRE WITH FIRE

    NOV. 5, 2018

CHILDREN'S

SQUIRE WITH FIRE

by Joseph Cassis ; illustrated by Joseph Cassis

A long but sometimes-delightful illustrated work for young readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LOULOU BROWN LOVES TO READ

    NOV. 5, 2019

CHILDREN'S

LOULOU BROWN LOVES TO READ

by Deborah Bernard ; illustrated by Mark Brayer

Young book lovers will recognize a kindred spirit in this lively tale. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SUFFERBORN

    OCT. 19, 2019

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

SUFFERBORN

by J.C. Hartcarver ; illustrated by J.C. Hartcarver

A grand epic that delivers exceptional characters, magic, and romance. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MANGO RAINS

    FEB. 14, 2020

FICTION

MANGO RAINS

by Anne H. Oman

An engaging, disturbing tale of love, loss, and human frailties set against cross-cultural conflicts. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BOON ON THE MOON

    MARCH 4, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BLAMELESS

    JULY 22, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE BLAMELESS

by E.S. Christison

A heartwarming and innocent upper-middle-grade fantasy. Full review >

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