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A WORLD OF OUR OWN by Mary Ellen Wall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2012

"A well-crafted, colorful tale of bringing life to a future frontier."
This ambitious sci-fi novel follows pioneers on a frontier planet. Read full book review >

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NEIGHBORS by Mary Ellen Wall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2013

"An imaginative sci-fi series installment with thought-provoking parallels to present-day Earth."
Science fiction, environmentalism and political activism converge in the continuing adventures of interplanetary heroine Elise t'Hoot. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"A stellar sequel that can stand on its own."
A rollicking interplanetary tale of cunning, gumption and the human spirit. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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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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A GIRL'S COURAGE by Mary Ellen Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A courageous story about a brave heroine."
A girl learns to rise above a traumatic past in this debut fictionalized autobiography. 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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A FATAL COLLECTION by Mary Ellen  Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"Hughes (Scene of the Brine, 2016, etc.) kicks off her new Keepsake Cove series with a charming locale, standard-issue cozy characters, and a schmaltzy storyline."
An unexpected new start in life morphs into a dangerous hunt for the truth. Read full book review >