• CHILDREN'S

    FRED GOES HOME

    JAN. 1, 2021

CHILDREN'S

FRED GOES HOME

written and illustrated by Megha Kaushik

A delightful animal tale of friendship, adaptability, and resilience. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BONE NECKLACE

    JUNE 3, 2022

FICTION

BONE NECKLACE

by Julia Sullivan

A detailed volume that shines a light on a tragic period of American history. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HMONG REVERSE APPLIQUÉ

    MARCH 17, 2022

NONFICTION

HMONG REVERSE APPLIQUÉ

by Linda A. Gerdner

An enlightening look at vibrant designs and their place in Hmong traditions. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    KILLER MOTIVES

    APRIL 15, 2022

  • FICTION

    ODE TO MURDER

    OCT. 4, 2022

FICTION

ODE TO MURDER

by Nicole Dieker

An entertaining whodunit with a captivating amateur sleuth. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BURNT POT ISLAND

    NOV. 3, 2021

FICTION

BURNT POT ISLAND

by Karen Barr Karen Dove Barr

A powerful sense of time and place infuses this well-crafted, disturbing family tale. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WRITING ON THE WALL

    AUG. 22, 2019

NONFICTION

THE WRITING ON THE WALL

by Marilyn Howard

An often engaging account of an eventful life, along with thoughtful meditations on being a female entrepreneur. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BLOOD PUDDING

    APRIL 19, 2022

  • FICTION

    BLAMEFOREST

    NOV. 11, 2021

NONFICTION

BLAMEFOREST

by Jason Stocks

Provocative, explicit poetry written with muscular swagger. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FRAMA-12

    JULY 13, 2022

  • FICTION

    CHIMERA CONFLICT

    JUNE 2, 2022

FICTION

CHIMERA CONFLICT

by Robert Morgan Robert Wilson Morgan

A wildly thought-provoking, albeit flawed, work that raises numerous ethical considerations. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DANCE OF LIGHT

    JAN. 19, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    NO GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD

    SEPT. 1, 2021

NONFICTION

NO GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD

by Bob Crites

After a slow start, this book presents an engaging account of a wide-ranging life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    CATBIRD

    MARCH 27, 2019

NONFICTION

CATBIRD

by Barbara J. Ostfeld

A finely wrought account about embracing big dreams. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHOLLY UNMANAGEABLE

    SEPT. 24, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    SPEAKING OUT

    OCT. 1, 2022

NONFICTION

SPEAKING OUT

edited by Esther Schwartz-McKinzie

An inspiring guide for parents navigating new, sometimes difficult terrain when a child comes out. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    UNDER A DARKENING MOON

    SEPT. 2, 2022

FICTION

UNDER A DARKENING MOON

by Peter A. Heasley

An engaging dystopian novel with elements of spiritualism and science fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FOREVER DOGS

    OCT. 6, 2020

FICTION

FOREVER DOGS

by Tricia Spencer

A charming and funny roundup of pictures of dogs and what might have been going through their minds. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: AMERICAN SPY

    FEB. 15, 2023

FICTION

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: AMERICAN SPY

by Murray Sinclair

A decidedly clever and well-written flight of fancy starring a literary legend. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NOTHING VENTURED

NONFICTION

NOTHING VENTURED

by Steven L. Pease

An engrossing and personable look at real-life business decisions and the man behind them. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ELLIS RIVER

    SEPT. 12, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS

    SEPT. 6, 2022

NONFICTION

MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS

by Brooke Siem

An important, timely, and intelligently rendered recollection about quitting antidepressants. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    TAKE YOUR LUNCH BREAK

    APRIL 21, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    ONE LAST SONG FOR MY FATHER

    OCT. 21, 2022

NONFICTION

ONE LAST SONG FOR MY FATHER

by Edwin Fontánez

Captivating from cover to cover, readers will share in the author’s struggle and celebration of family. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    REGINA'S IMAGINATION UNIVERSE

FICTION

REGINA'S IMAGINATION UNIVERSE

by Joram Piatigorsky

A slim but inventive science parable that challenges conventional views of reality. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    PESTICIDE

    APRIL 19, 2022

FICTION

PESTICIDE

by Kim Hays

An entertaining whodunit that finds plenty of toxic rot in a seemingly wholesome setting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ALPHAPOETICA

    MARCH 18, 2022

NONFICTION

ALPHAPOETICA

by Kate McCarroll Moore

A functional, unfussy volume of poetry prompts for those who need a bit of inspiration. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FAR OUT MAN

    JUNE 11, 2022

FICTION

FAR OUT MAN

by Chuck Snearly

A highly entertaining mystery fueled by a smooth blend of irreverence and ’60s ideology. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    UNCLAIMED REMAINS

    MARCH 4, 2022

NONFICTION

UNCLAIMED REMAINS

by Tom LeCompte

A concise and engaging account that explores a family’s secrets. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    OGDEN'S PROVERB

FICTION

OGDEN'S PROVERB

by John McCluskey

A rich, soulful coming-of-age tale full of the wonder of first love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DAD IN A CHEER BOW

    DEC. 21, 2021

NONFICTION

DAD IN A CHEER BOW

by Patrick Riccards Patrick Riccards

Courageously upbeat writing in a frank, inspirational sports account that supports change. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MOZAY OF PEPPERWICK

    MAY 30, 2022

CHILDREN'S

MOZAY OF PEPPERWICK

by Jean Perry

A moving account of an enslaved young man’s longing for liberty. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE ONE WE LEFT BEHIND

    SEPT. 9, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE ONE WE LEFT BEHIND

by Sara Coven

Strong characters drive an enthusiastic adolescent tale that ably tackles serious issues. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LOST COLORS

    JUNE 11, 2022

  • FICTION

    SILK

    JUNE 30, 2021

FICTION

SILK

by Sophia Alexander Sophia Alexander

A richly atmospheric tale about two very different women seeking their ideal loves. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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