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DIRTY PICTURES by Leo F. White
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A cleverly plotted novel that chastises its characters for their sexuality."
A young man struggles to cope with his raging hormones in this sexually charged novel of murder and lust. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GIRL by Leo F. White
Released: July 13, 2010

"An erotic examination of how to handle marital strife poorly."
White's (Dirty Pictures, 2011) novel describes an unsatisfying marriage, a wife's pursuit of a mystery lover she only sees in her dreams, her husband's jealousy and the effects their children suffer from their struggling union. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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Released: June 1, 1989

The champion of feel-good scores again with this amiable, sentimental paean to his beloved Italian-American pop. 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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NORTHERN LULLABY by Nancy White Carlstrom
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Outstanding in every way; this stunningly handsome art already has a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. (Picture book. 2+)"
In gently cadenced verse, Carlstrom personifies features of the natural world and animals of the Far North as family members to whom a Native American child speaks: "Goodnight Grandma River/Frozen below/With lullaby ripples/of pale gleaming light...Goodnight Sister Owl/Quiet your cry,/Fold the night sky close/under dark feathers." Read full book review >

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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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BANG by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A cautionary tale on the hazards of distracted driving? If anything, just the opposite, but it's sure a lot of fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Silly results turn a multivehicle accident into a street party in this onomatopoeic import. Read full book review >

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CROW by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Timmer's 12 double-page spread illustrations, done in acrylic paints, are evocative and beautifully composed, with a wise use of white space— genuine works of art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone avoids pitch-black Crow. Read full book review >

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A FISH TALE by Leo Yerxa
by Leo Yerxa, illustrated by Leo Yerxa
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Complicated descriptions of the narrator's state of mind nearly defeat the simple beauty of a single watercolor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yerxa (Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall, 1994) paints with expressive clarity, creating scenes children will love, but his words seem to be the work of a storyteller who is winking at adults in the back row. Read full book review >