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Best Books of the Month - August

  • CHILDREN'S

    CLEVER CYBÈLE

CHILDREN'S

CLEVER CYBÈLE

by Carrie Glenn illustrated by Carrie Glenn

A gorgeous, mysterious, and enchanting introduction to the circle of life. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TALES OF LOVE AND DESPAIR

    APRIL 19, 2017

FICTION

TALES OF LOVE AND DESPAIR

by Mahnaz Kousha

An impressive collection about relationships in a turbulent Iran that offers powerful insights. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CLEAR SEEING PLACE

    OCT. 19, 2016

NONFICTION

CLEAR SEEING PLACE

by Brian Rutenberg

An original and stimulating memoir that takes readers into the mind and heart of an artist. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEHOWL THE MOON

    MARCH 20, 2017

CHILDREN'S

BEHOWL THE MOON

by Erin Nelsen Parekh illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Originally funded by a Kickstarter, this reinvention of Shakespeare’s verse into a new format is sure to be a hit with... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ENSOULMENT

    JAN. 16, 2017

NONFICTION

ENSOULMENT

by Lorís Simón Salum

Thought-provoking statements on almost every page; unmissable for women’s studies and religion students. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LUDLOW LOST

    OCT. 10, 2017

FICTION

LUDLOW LOST

by Kate Robinson Dunne

A delightful novel that could comfortably sit on a shelf beside beloved works of children’s literature. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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