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BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING GIANTS by Elin Kelsey
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An appealing, agitating foray into the world of whales that ignites both protective instincts and a hungry curiosity to know more."
Environmental consultant Kelsey (Environment and Sustainability/Royal Roads Univ.; Canadian Dinosaurs, 2003, etc.) drifts between meditations and hard research in her wide-ranging work on various aspects of the lives of whales. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Dissecting the Bible by Doc Skeptic
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Skeptic exorcises his conservative Christian upbringing by matching literal Scripture to medical fact in this intriguing work."
In his debut, a physician raised in a conservative Christian sect writes about his discovery that biblical literalism and scientific fact aren't compatible. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"Deeply felt, humane, with every emotion and insight well-earned, this is a thick, rich, satisfying novel that deserves a wide audience."
McKay's adventure tale set in two timelines—present day and the 16th century—explores the complex fears and hopes that arise when very different cultures confront each other. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Though not written specifically for teenage boys, it would make a great gift for a too-cool-for-school kid."
The founder of the nonprofit organization Wine to Water gives a highly personal account of how he came to that mission and of the work that it is doing today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A highly useful contribution to black history from an unexpected direction, in every sense of that phrase. (19 drawings, 37 b&w photos, not seen)"
Two Australian historians (brothers, incidentally) from the University of Sydney examine the ways in which black style has been interpreted and the political and social implications it has carried from slavery to WW II. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE by Jen White
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers familiar with Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming (1981) will recognize the gripping story arc, but for today's middle graders, the world has sadly changed. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Abandoned at a desert gas station by a mentally unbalanced parent, 12-year-old Liberty uses the animal-survival strategies she's recorded in her notebook to protect her little sister, Billie, and escape to safety. Read full book review >

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ILLUSIONS OF FATE by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not really enough substance to make a satisfying read even for paranormal addicts. (Paranormal romance. 12-17) "
Jessamin Olea has been sent away from her native island of Melei to attend school in the dull and sinister Albion, a country that bears a vague resemblance to Victorian England. Read full book review >