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BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER, 1959 by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A generally inspired writer fumbles with this take on monsters and manmade 20th-century mayhem."
Maine (The Book of Samson, 2006, etc.) falls short of his usual high standard in his fourth fictional riff on a well-known tale: in this case, an island monster in love with a buxom blonde. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SAMSON by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Provocative and beautifully told—a breakout novel for Maine."
Maine's superb third novel continues his sly examination of the Old Testament, this time delineating the story of Samson and Dalila. Read full book review >

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THE PRESERVATIONIST by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Neither satire nor hagiography, but an idiomatic modern rendering of the biblical tale in accord both with contemporary sensibilities and historical accounts."
Newcomer Maine cleverly retells the story of Noah and the Flood from the perspective of the great man's wife and children. Read full book review >

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FALLEN by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"At once witty and poignant, Maine captures the frail humanity of the world's first family."
A thought-provoking account of man's fall from grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? by Fern Schumer Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Moving. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Most Holocaust stories for children focus on the inhumanity that took place in European countries; fewer deal with the severe hardships experienced by children sent to America and their struggles to assimilate into a foreign culture. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE BETWEEN TIDES by Sarah Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A debut historical thriller which deftly blends classic suspense with modern themes."
Last night, debut author Maine dreamed of a contemporary spin on classic Gothic tropes. 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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BOOK REVIEW

RAT AND ROACH ROCK ON! by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Since it isn't either funny or gross enough to truly succeed, place this one only where the previous title has already proved popular. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Opposites may attract, but readers will remain uncharmed by this dry picture-book sequel. Read full book review >