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BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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BROOKE KROEGER
by Megan Labrise

In anticipation of the 19th Amendment’s centennial celebration, Brooke Kroeger wanted to write a book about women’s suffrage. But the typical topics in the fight for voting rights seemed wrong.

“I always look for something that nobody’s done,” says Kroeger, author of several nonfiction books, including Undercover Reporting: The Truth about Deception and Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. “I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke  Bolander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A rich, poetic novella."
A young factory worker with radiation poisoning trains an elephant with near-human consciousness to conduct the tasks that resulted in her affliction, and the bond they form leads them to seek vengeance against those who have wronged them. Read full book review >

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UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS OF THE EARTH AND THE AIR by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Loosely hinged, this is more a surreal one-man adventure than a story of abiding love: despite promising moments, it lacks the sustaining power to make it memorable."
A circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens. Read full book review >

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MORAL MINORITY by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Because the author blasts George W. Bush and others who, in her view, wish to introduce more religion into government, Allen's work—substantial and scholarly as it is—will appeal principally to those with more moderate or liberal religious and political views."
As men of the Enlightenment, the Founding Fathers were not conventionally religious; they did not want the United States to be a "Christian nation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A well-balanced narrative of varied humanity, captured in their simultaneously glorious and worrisome diversity."
An in-depth narrative of social science by a journalist immersed in an unusual Brooklyn high school. Read full book review >

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THE NAME OF THE RIDER by Michael Brooke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale of an off-kilter mind coping with shady surroundings, told with literary flair."
Creeping schizophrenia takes the reins of a young doctor's mind in this subtle psychological mystery. Read full book review >