• FICTION

    BROTHER DANIEL'S GOOD NEWS REVIVAL

    NOV. 25, 2017

  • FICTION

    PROSE AND CONS

PROSE AND CONS

by Chuck Katz and Alison Starr

A kaleidoscopic escapade with a resilient and uniquely addictive pair of characters. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DOGS BARK AND PEOPLE DIE

    JAN. 30, 2020

  • FICTION

    MISTRESS OF BEACON HILL

MISTRESS OF BEACON HILL

by Leigh Gentry

A gentle, frothy take on classic romance set pieces. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE CREATIVE ADVANTAGES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

    JUNE 1, 2019

NONFICTION

THE CREATIVE ADVANTAGES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

by Paul Kiritsis

Despite some dense prose, this work offers a stimulating investigation into an important scientific topic. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BEGINNING OF THE END

    SEPT. 21, 2016

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

by Fredrick Hudgin

A clever blastoff of a seriocomic sci-fi saga that plays fecund what-if games with technology and social change. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MY EPIDEMIC

    DEC. 1, 2019

NONFICTION

MY EPIDEMIC

by Andrew M. Faulk

An affecting AIDS account from the epidemic’s trenches. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    Z IS FOR ZEBRA

    MAY 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

Z IS FOR ZEBRA

by Judith Caseley , illustrated by Judith Caseley

Gorgeous images that capture one’s attention, along with entertaining text. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A PLANET OF 3 BILLION

    SEPT. 9, 2019

NONFICTION

A PLANET OF 3 BILLION

by Christopher Tucker

A book that offers an engaging and sometimes-frightening dose of overpopulation reality. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEP, THREE SHEEP DANCE

    MAY 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEP, THREE SHEEP DANCE

by Chistina Young , illustrated by Ana Popovic

A cute, varied exercise in counting sheep that makes for a perfect bedtime read for very young readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN

    AUG. 1, 2019

FICTION

BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN

by C.R. Stewart

A flawed but exciting, fast-paced, and intriguing adventure. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    PECULIAR FABRICATIONS

PECULIAR FABRICATIONS

by Jeffery Viles

Assorted short fiction deftly united by an insightful theme of kinship. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    POP FLIES, ROBO-PETS, AND OTHER DISASTERS

    MARCH 3, 2020

CHILDREN'S

POP FLIES, ROBO-PETS, AND OTHER DISASTERS

by Suzanne Kamata , illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop

An engaging, sports-focused, family-driven Japanese spin on the new-kid-in-school narrative. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ALL THE SILENT SPACES

    JULY 9, 2019

  • FICTION

    EBOLA ISLAND

    NOV. 23, 2019

EBOLA ISLAND

by Gregor Pratt

Remarkable characters propel a potent story brimming with action and suspense. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EVELIO'S GARDEN

EVELIO'S GARDEN

by Sandra Shaw Homer

A remembrance that effectively captures one woman’s connection with nature in Central America. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BE THE BEST BOSS

    OCT. 1, 2019

NONFICTION

BE THE BEST BOSS

by John Pennington with Paul Bindig

An often familiar but comprehensive leadership handbook for managers new and old. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HINDSIGHT

    OCT. 3, 2018

NONFICTION

HINDSIGHT

by Sheryl Recinos

A perceptive and moving account of growing up fast in harsh conditions. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    REINVENTING JENNA ROSE

    MAY 6, 2019

FICTION

REINVENTING JENNA ROSE

by Joni Marie Iraci

An astute, respectful treatment of a serious issue, featuring a strong protagonist. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A KNIGHT WITHOUT A CASTLE

    NOV. 12, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    ONE SINGLE SPECIES

    MARCH 10, 2020

NONFICTION

ONE SINGLE SPECIES

by Susan E. Quinlan ; illustrated by Susan E. Quinlan

Useful, informative, beautifully illustrated, and well written—a superior introduction to understanding ecosystems. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A FAMILY CAREGIVER'S GUIDE

    JUNE 13, 2019

NONFICTION

A FAMILY CAREGIVER'S GUIDE

by Rosa Chillis

Thoughtful and enlightening; sure to be a calming and reassuring resource for caregivers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MISS TAVISTOCK'S MISTAKE

    APRIL 24, 2020

ROMANCE

MISS TAVISTOCK'S MISTAKE

by Linore Rose Burkard

A clever tale that’s sure to delight fans of historical romance. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FOREVER, LATELY

    AUG. 30, 2019

  • FICTION

    MS. NEVER

    NOV. 1, 2019

FICTION

MS. NEVER

by Colin Dodds

Existential dread takes on new meaning in a fantastical tale of shifting realities, second-chance romance, and unwanted... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT

    FEB. 19, 2019

FICTION

THE CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT

by Barbara Anne King

An American success story that deftly emphasizes the country’s multicultural heritage. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    YOU ARE A HEROINE

    OCT. 9, 2018

NONFICTION

YOU ARE A HEROINE

by Susanna Liller

An upbeat, if sometimes-familiar, manual for self-discovery. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TROVE

    SEPT. 19, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TROVE

by Sandra A. Miller

A stirring memoir that beautifully and humorously captures the pain of unresolved loss. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SECOND SON

    JULY 19, 2018

FICTION

SECOND SON

by Pamela Taylor

A fine-grained and emotionally satisfying medieval adventure. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DEMON OF THE WELL

    JAN. 18, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE DEMON OF THE WELL

by James B. Hendricks

An old-fashioned narrative poem that deftly captures the deadly wonder of the Silk Road. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE CANADIAN INUIT DOG

    NOV. 1, 2019

NONFICTION

THE CANADIAN INUIT DOG

by Kim Han

A poignant, engaging, and illuminating tribute to a vanishing breed. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GIRL IN MY WALLET

    OCT. 25, 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    WHAT DOG IS THAT?

    MAY 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

WHAT DOG IS THAT?

by Lois Nicholls , illustrated by Lara Nicholls

The book’s charming paintings will draw in animal lovers, and the poems’ catchy, irregular rhythms will encourage recitation. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RIPLEY ROBINSON AND THE WORM CHARMER

    JUNE 13, 2019

RIPLEY ROBINSON AND THE WORM CHARMER

by David Stricklen

Unlikely elements blend wonderfully in this eclectic adventure. Full review >

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