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PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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WISHWORKS, INC.  by Stephanie Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"In the end, not too surprisingly, Max's other wishes also come true in sweet and satisfying ways. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
If wishes were horses…no, wait. Read full book review >

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EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking and accessible forecast of strange times to come."
Will China soon own the world? Perhaps. Read full book review >

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WATER INC. by Varda Burstyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A flustering cautionary tale, the first in a trilogy, rolling with intrigue and suspense."
Canadian Burstyn (The Rites of Men, not reviewed), a public policy consultant, tenders a sharp tale of hydrological reengineering—the theft of water—in a prescient and illuminating thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

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LOSERS, INC. by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1997

"Ethan's thoughtful struggle to grow up while hanging on to his basic decency makes for an involving, often poignant, always satisfying story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unusual look at a good kid trying to stay good in the face of the pressures of early adolescence. Read full book review >

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TRACER, INC. by Jeff Andrus
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"California's certainly got room for a PI who's also a family man, but TV-writer-turned- novelist Andrus has a ways to go to catch up to Jon Katz and Thomas Bunn. (Author tour)"
It's not easy juggling a detective agency and a family life, especially when your shoestring agency consists of your family—and your family's response to your first client's phone call is to tell her that she has a wrong number and hang up. Read full book review >