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RAISING HENRY by Rachel Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An illuminating narrative on how the experience of mothering a special needs child requires intellectual work as well as emotional growth."
For years, Adams (English and American Studies/Columbia Univ.; Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, 2001) focused her attention on disability studies. Her self-described "obsession" with outsiders sensationalized due to their physical deformities turned personal when her second son, Henry, was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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RACHEL CUSK
by J.W. Bonner

In the beginning is the word—not a person, self, or character. And so it is with the newest work of fiction by Rachel Cusk. Transit, her latest novel, is the middle novel of a trilogy that began with 2015’s Outline. In Transit, after a divorce, the narrator, Faye (whose name, as with so many traditional fiction markers, is largely absent ...


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RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY
by Megan Labrise

August 6, 1926 was a bad day for a swim between England and France: the water was choppy; it started to rain; and the strong current was against Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old long-distance swimmer from New York City. Nevertheless, she persisted, becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel and setting a new world record (14 hours, 31 minutes ...


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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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SEEMINGLY SIMPLE
by Leila Roy

There were dolls in a glass-fronted cabinet, dolls perched on a burgundy velvet sofa, and, worst of all, one doll that was about the size of an actual kindergartener propped up in the corner, her arms outstretched, her painted red lips stretched in a wide smile.

I instinctively backed up, and bumped into Ruby.

“Sorry,” I murmured, going to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR- JULY 2017
by Leila Roy

This is the time of year that feels like someone has their finger on the fast-forward button—it’s already time to comb through this month’s new releases!

These are some of the books that I’m planning to pick up:

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh

I read an advanced copy of this one months ago, and I’m SO looking forward to reading ...


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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

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JULI BERWALD
by Megan Labrise

As an avid reader and aspiring author, Juli Berwald noted what sold when it came to nonfiction science books: authoritative, impersonal, exactly 10 chapters, and typically written by men.

“I would read those books and say to myself, ‘I can’t write a book like this,’ ” says Berwald, who holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from the University ...


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