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THE STUFF OF STARS  by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2015

"A grand, revelatory saga that continues to unfold."
In this YA sci-fi sequel, Litwack (The Light of Reason, 2016, etc.) pushes his characters into new physical, mental, and emotional realms as they encounter an unusual, tech-based society.Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF REASON by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"An enthralling finish to a thoughtful, uplifting sci-fi series."
The finale to The Seekers trilogy finds Litwack's (The Stuff of Stars, 2015, etc.) heroes returning to their home of Little Pond, hoping to wrest it from religious fanatics.Read full book review >

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THERE COMES A PROPHET by David Litwack
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A must-read page turner."
In a futuristic dystopia, three childhood friends in a small village are made privy to the deceit of the Temple City elders and the existence of an outside world. Read full book review >

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The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2014

"A few weak plot points may appeal to the reader's blind faith rather than their reason, but this is a fully imagined, gripping read nonetheless."
Litwack's (Along the Watchtower, 2013, etc.) latest novel tells the story of a mysterious child who abandons her homeland in an effort to achieve spiritual forgiveness in a neighboring, hostile nation. Read full book review >

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ALONG THE WATCHTOWER by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2013

"A sometimes compelling, if flawed, recovery drama."
In Litwack's (There Comes a Prophet, 2012) latest novel, a young U.S. Army lieutenant tries to overcome his physical and emotional demons after he's wounded in Iraq. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1998

"Still, by gathering these disparate voices together, he makes an invaluable contribution to the written record of this country's most reprehensible moral outrage. (8 photos, not seen)"
The expansive sequel to Litwack's Pulitzer-winning Been in the Storm So Long (1979) touches all the bases of southern African-American life during the period he calls —the nadir of black life.— Any recounting of the years between the dismantling of Reconstruction's reforms in the 1870s and the migration to northern cities that commenced with WW I—is necessarily preoccupied with white power. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BEATRIX POTTER AND HER PAINTBOX by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Humble and lovely. (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
A small girl named Beatrix Potter spends her childhood painting. Read full book review >