• FICTION

    ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

    NOV. 6, 2014

FICTION

ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

by Miriam Toews

“Sadness is what holds our bones in place,” Yoli thinks. Toews deepens our understanding of the pain found in Coleridge's... Full review >

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    ALPHABET

    OCT. 21, 2014

FICTION

ALPHABET

by Kathy Page

Page doesn't sentimentalize the cruelty of life in a prison system but manages to transcend it through Simon, who writes his... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SONG OF THE SHANK

    JUNE 17, 2014

FICTION

SONG OF THE SHANK

by Jeffery Renard Allen

If there’s any justice, Allen’s visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject’s performances, should propel... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ALL I LOVE AND KNOW

    JULY 15, 2014

FICTION

ALL I LOVE AND KNOW

by Judith Frank

Strong storytelling driven by emotionally complex characters: first-rate commercial fiction. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PANDORA'S DNA

    OCT. 15, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PANDORA'S DNA

by Lizzie Stark

A gutsy, deeply revealing account that more than fulfills the promise of the subtitle. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

    NOV. 11, 2014

NONFICTION

ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

by Gaia Vince

A well-documented, upbeat alternative to doom-and-gloom prognostications. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A CUP OF WATER UNDER MY BED

    SEPT. 9, 2014

  • NONFICTION

    HISTORY LESSONS

    MAY 1, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HISTORY LESSONS

by Clifton Crais

This memoir of anguish and struggle is a story of remarkable strength and unlikely, inexplicable resilience. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD

    MARCH 11, 2014

HISTORY

ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

An excellent contribution to the truth telling of the American Indian story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEETLE BUSTERS

    OCT. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

BEETLE BUSTERS

by Loree Griffin Burns ; photographed by Ellen Harasimowicz

A splendid example of science controversy in everyday life. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ANATOMY OF A GIRL GANG

    MAY 13, 2014

FICTION

ANATOMY OF A GIRL GANG

by Ashley Little

Both gripping and moving, for those who can stomach the violence. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GUY IN REAL LIFE

    MAY 27, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GUY IN REAL LIFE

by Steve Brezenoff

This is not the teen love story you’ve read a thousand times before. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    KNOCKOUT GAMES

    AUG. 1, 2014

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