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BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC RABBIT by Annette LeBlanc Cate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hand-lettered text and artful compositions, often in cartoon-like panels, further contribute to the whimsical appeal of this winning debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ray the magician and his loyal rabbit assistant are inseparable. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Small and accessible, this is jam-packed with accurate information likely to increase any potential birder's enthusiasm and knowledge. (index, drawing, tips) (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
A chatty, appealing introduction to observing these easiest-to-see of all wild creatures. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT ANNETTE by Jane B. Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Based on the author's own experiences in boarding school, a landmark lesbian love story set in a narrow slice of white privilege. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In her debut for teens, Mason pens a novel about small-town longings and circumstances compelling a young person to find a safe place to simply be. Read full book review >

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ANNETTE VALLON by James Tipton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A pleasing literary fancy set against the terrors of the French Revolution."
An adventuresome debut novel starring William Wordsworth's true-life mistress recast as a heroine during the Reign of Terror. Read full book review >

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CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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CATE OF THE LOST COLONY by Lisa Klein
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This robust, convincing portrait of the Elizabethan world with complex, rounded characters wraps an intriguingly plausible solution to the 'lost colony' mystery inside a compelling love story of subtle thematic depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The fate of England's first American colony is the centerpiece of this engaging romance set during the reign of Elizabeth I. Orphaned at 14, Lady Cate Archer is appointed maid of honor to the queen, whose favorite, Sir Walter Ralegh, becomes infatuated with her. Read full book review >

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THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC by Loraine Despres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Adultery, incest, and fireworks aplenty in TV screenwriter Despres's debut. But no real heat."
Former sweetheart wows Louisiana housewife, circa 1956. Read full book review >

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CAGE THE PARK by Robert LeBlanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2014

"A crime tale featuring a protagonist whose desire for normalcy makes him sympathetic and appealing."
In LeBlanc's debut crime novel, a young Canadian can't escape the gangster life after fleeing to America, where he continues to attract Mafioso types. Read full book review >

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DARKEST FEAR by Cate Tiernan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"This lackluster addition to the bloated teen-paranormal-romance genre has nothing new to offer. (Paranormal romance. 13-18)"
The first book in Tiernan's Birthright series (Eternally Yours, 2012, etc.) is both predictable and unoriginal. Read full book review >

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Russian Woman, A Siberian in New York by X.R. Leblanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2014

"A somewhat bleak look into a realm of rich men and the women who love them."
Leblanc's debut novel is the first of a trilogy revolving around a beautiful woman from Siberia trying to make her way in New York City. Read full book review >

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JUST A SUMMER FLING  by Cate Cameron
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A bright, warm, intelligent love story from a promising new voice in romance."
Invited to Vermont by a Hollywood acquaintance, movie star Ashley Carlsen meets local handyman Josh Sullivan, who has a reputation as a local player but doesn't seem to want anything to do with her.Read full book review >