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ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"The intriguing paranormal twist keeps pages turning. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A girl lives two lives—literally—in this paranormal romance with a psychological twist. Read full book review >

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EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Still, Violet remains a compelling heroine, and another surprise ending will surely leave readers wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
The third installment of the Embrace series doesn't shine quite as brightly as its predecessors, but fans will still find plenty to enjoy as Violet and her Grigori brethren prepare for a battle of apocalyptic proportions. Read full book review >

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EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington
Released: March 1, 2012

"A must-read for paranormal fans young and old. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Get ready, American paranormal-romance fans. Published in Australia in 2010, Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive—and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is one emotional thrill ride, filled with passion and suspense, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers panting for the next book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Shirvington strikes again with the second in the Embrace series, picking up only a month after Embrace (2012) left off. Read full book review >

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GOD IN THE TIME OF THE INTERNET by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"An outlandish but exhaustively thought-out imagining of humanity's ultimate destiny."
A searching debut treatise that offers alternatives to typical religious ideas of the afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE GOD MODEL by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION

"A thought-provoking, if ultimately unconvincing, analysis of the human impulse toward religion.

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A short but densely packed attempt to construct a sort of unified theory of God. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SHARK DETECTIVE! by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Many readers will demand further adventures—or imagine them for themselves. The last page will get them started. Spoiler alert: the cat's name is Watson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this story is: dreams can come true. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA by Jessica Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though it lacks the artistry of Mem Fox and Julie Viva's Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989), it has a useful charm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A little boy adjusts to changes as his beloved grandmother ages and becomes infirm. Read full book review >

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FOXY! by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A clear and humorous trickster tale for the youngest readers—a treat. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
An excellent spin on a familiar trickster story. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE OAK by Jessica Albarn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Will tempt fans of the Spiderwick series and all things Faerie. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Physically slender but long on mystical atmosphere, Albarn's debut features a mix of feathery line portraits and translucent leaves of pale, reworked photos of butterfly-wing and other natural patterns. Read full book review >

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PIGLET'S PICNIC by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"While the incorporation of synonyms may appeal to adults, for those who are teaching their children not to say 'yuck' to other people's food choices, this may be one to miss—a small quibble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Piglet invites nine of her friends to a picnic, young readers are also invited to "unpack" their picnic baskets. Read full book review >