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BOOK REVIEW

THE CLAIRVOYANTS by Karen Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Brown enchants and haunts by making the reader question every voice, every truth."
A young woman who sees ghosts leaves home only to lose herself to love. Read full book review >

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THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS by Karen Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Even with flaws, Brown's complex and haunting piece is better than average."
Brown (Little Sinners, and Other Stories, 2012) expands her repertoire in her first novel, a psychological suspense that grabs readers from the start but loosens its grip a bit before the conclusion. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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WHAT'S THAT, GIRL? TIMMY'S FALLEN DOWN A WELL?
by Leila Roy

I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.

In adult life, we had one in ...


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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

PLAYING TO WIN by Karen Deans
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The backmatter includes a brief author's note, time line, bibliography and websites. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Powerful mixed-media illustrations depict the life and career of tennis great Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at Wimbledon. Read full book review >

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WE BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Brown's attractive illustrations include a multiethnic cast in the Christmas pageant and a lovely view of a girl playing the role of Mary on the cover. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This bestselling inspirational author offers a heartfelt holiday story about a family's participation in a traditional Christmas pageant at their church, contrasting the meaning behind the first Christmas with modern, secular celebrations. Read full book review >