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A VERY RICH MAN by Dixon Long
Released: May 29, 2009

"An absorbing saga of ties that bind."
A brother and sister delve into their dying father's past in this moving family drama. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"This charming, romantic story, told with a light touch, will appeal to older preteens on up. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This retelling of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" includes all the familiar elements of the Grimms' fairy tale while adding detail and exciting events—with consummate panache. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX ISLAND by John Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A fast-paced, exciting novel with the promise of future installments."
This action-packed novel (with YA crossover appeal) combines adventure with extreme violence and concerns a young boxer sent to a very special youth boot camp. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LACUNA CABAL by Sean Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Full of sound and fury, yet inconsequential."
A heavily embroidered coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Cheeky and informative, but may leave readers wondering whether this writer will ever know what he wants to be when he grows up."
A former odd-jobber and Martha Stewart Living staff writer records the highs and lows of studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Read full book review >

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LATE STORIES by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Dixon is a master of the minor moments, the dreams and the disappointments, that transfigure every one of us."
Dixon's new collection explores the heart of an aging man's life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A fairly solid management approach if used cautiously and with an eye for consequences."
Dixon's debut work explores the corporate jungle from a manager's perspective. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF STEPHEN DIXON by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Faulkner Award), are also included."
This magnanimous volume marks Dixon's first publication with a mainstream house since Harper & Row brought out Quite Contrary in 1979. Read full book review >

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SLEEP by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, newcomers to his work will find it a good introduction to one of the more original voices on the contemporary scene."
A gathering of 22 stories representing more than two decades of the career of National Book Award finalist Dixon (Gould, 1997, etc.), whose distinctively flat style (—Anyway, there's my most vivid memory. Read full book review >

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MEYER by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An anemic mishmash—for loyal fans only."
The prolific postmodernist (Phone Rings, 2005, etc.) profiles a writer trawling for material among family memories and fantasies. Read full book review >