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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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by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Tales of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

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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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THE LITTLE, LITTLE HOUSE by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Souhami's rendition doesn't lend itself to audience participation as well as McGovern's does, but figures in the illustrations are more expressively posed, and the cultural context is a little more generic. (brief, non-specific source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-7)"
In this recast version of an Eastern European tale best known from Ann McGovern's Too Much Noise (1967), Joseph goes to wise Aunty Bella to complain that his house is too small, and she bids him bring all of his livestock inside. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR MR. BARKER by Jessica Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A fairy-tale mashup light as a feather and pretty as a sunny morning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scion of Janet and Allan Ahlberg continues the family tradition with another novelty fractured fairy tale—actually, make that tales. Read full book review >

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OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS by Jessica Petersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A jaunty rhyme and inventive toys-come-to-life spin on challenging the status quo, with especial appeal to fans of all things Thomas. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three sections of wooden train tracks inspire new ideas and fun. Read full book review >

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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 >