• FICTION

    FENDER HEAD

    FEB. 17, 2021

FICTION

FENDER HEAD

by Robert McEvilla

An engaging, unusual fugitive tale mixing bloodshed and quirky humor with a provocative ending. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DIAL M FOR MUTANTS!

    FEB. 22, 2021

  • TEEN

    THE BATTLE FOR TRIMERA

    NOV. 29, 2019

  • FICTION

    THE TIMEMATICIAN

    AUG. 2, 2022

FICTION

THE TIMEMATICIAN

by Steven Bereznai

Wildly entertaining, with a thoughtful layer under all the villainous boasting and ka-pow action. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    END OF THE GODS

    SEPT. 7, 2021

FICTION

END OF THE GODS

by Bill Fernandez ; illustrated by Judith Fernandez

An excellent, well-told primer on Hawaiian history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FINDING FRANCES

    FEB. 3, 2020

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FINDING FRANCES

by Kelly Vincent

A page-turning coming-of-age tale that offers an offbeat spin on the YA suspense genre. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRAITORS FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY

    JUNE 1, 2021

FICTION

TRAITORS FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY

by Helena P. Schrader

A rich historical novel of Germans who plotted against Hitler. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE TOWER PRINCESS

    MAY 31, 2021

NONFICTION

THE TOWER PRINCESS

by Michelle Tocher ; illustrated by Richard Row

An uplifting, unconventional, and deeply imaginative remembrance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LOVE'S LEGACY

    OCT. 5, 2021

NONFICTION

LOVE'S LEGACY

by Daniel Fallon Daniel Fallon

An engaging historical treasure hunt with some intriguing findings. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LIP READER

    NOV. 1, 2021

FICTION

THE LIP READER

by Michael Thal

Despite a few flaws, an absorbing story of resilience in the face of challenges. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

     A MATCHBOX FULL OF PEARLS

    NOV. 4, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    LULU AND THE MISSING TOOTH FAIRY

  • FICTION

    PLAGUE OF FLIES

    SEPT. 1, 2021

FICTION

PLAGUE OF FLIES

by Laurel Anne Hill

An atmospheric magical-realist tale with a compellingly ominous interpretation of the gold rush. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GET YOUR CAREER IN SHAPE

    MARCH 8, 2022

NONFICTION

GET YOUR CAREER IN SHAPE

by Candace Steele Flippin

A valuable, forcefully worded series of practical encouragements for women seeking advancement. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FOREIGNER'S CONFESSION

    FEB. 1, 2022

FICTION

THE FOREIGNER'S CONFESSION

by Lya Badgley

A gripping tale about Cambodia that offers impeccable research and a strong sense of place. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TWENTYONE OLIVE TREES

    JAN. 11, 2022

NONFICTION

TWENTYONE OLIVE TREES

by Laura Formentini illustrated by Marit Cooper

An offbeat and uplifting contribution to the literature of grief. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT LITTLE TAILOR

    DEC. 12, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE GREAT LITTLE TAILOR

by ; Isabel Cintra illustrated by Zeka Cintra

A heartfelt illustrated fairy tale for young audiences. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN

    OCT. 7, 2021

  • FICTION

    A FINAL CALL

    OCT. 19, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

A FINAL CALL

by Eliot Parker

An improbable detective tale that will thoroughly charm readers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    The House on East Canal Road

FICTION

The House on East Canal Road

by Neerja Raman

An evocative, well-imagined portrayal of late-colonial India through one family’s eyes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CAN YOU SEE IF I'M A BEE?

    JULY 26, 2021

CHILDREN'S

CAN YOU SEE IF I'M A BEE?

by Melissa Edwards ; illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

A book of entomological facts and authoritative illustrations, all delivered with a light, child-friendly touch. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    REPURPOSED

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

REPURPOSED

by Kathy Gaulton

A heartfelt, extensively intimate account of finding a deeper Christian calling in life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BALU SAVES THE DAY

    OCT. 1, 2021

CHILDREN'S

BALU SAVES THE DAY

by Pria Dee ; illustrated by YoungJu Kim

An engaging tale about community response that highlights the necessity of global health care. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BILLY MAKES COOKIES

    JUNE 24, 2021

CHILDREN'S

BILLY MAKES COOKIES

by Pria Dee

An enjoyable and relatable tale of childhood mishaps. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

     WE ARE NOT SAINTS

    OCT. 28, 2021

FICTION

WE ARE NOT SAINTS

by H. Les Brown

A fun, deliciously scandalous, if unevenly written, depiction of queers in the clergy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE REZ DETECTIVES

    DEC. 7, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE REZ DETECTIVES

by Steven Paul Judd & Tvli Jacob illustrated by G.M.K. Perker

Unforgettable kid detectives plus dazzling artwork make this book a must-have. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MENCIUS IN MODERN PERSPECTIVES

    OCT. 25, 2021

NONFICTION

MENCIUS IN MODERN PERSPECTIVES

by Raymond K. Li

An approachable edition of Mencius’ philosophy that makes his wit and wisdom relevant for a new age. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    VINNY AND CHIP

    JULY 30, 2021

CHILDREN'S

VINNY AND CHIP

by Tomi Saga ; illustrated by Mackenzie Ott

A sweet, thoughtful animal tale that highlights teamwork, courage, and friendship. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CITY OF INFINITE LIFE

    NOV. 15, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE CITY OF INFINITE LIFE

by J. M. Mulligan

A thoughtful, involving tale about remarkable human allies fighting an insidious AI. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

    OCT. 30, 2020

FICTION

THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

by Riley Masters

A detective story that’s sexy on the surface and smart to the core. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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