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BOOK REVIEW

VIVIENNE by Richard Hoyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Another oddball tale from Hoyt (Tyger! Tyger!, 1996, etc.) that reads like a newsroom copyboy's daydream, with blind-siding plot twists tottering on the edge of improbability, then the whole redeemed by a skewed vision of innocence gone horribly wrong."
A newspaperman forges a dangerous relationship with a diabolical Army Intelligence officer and his sexy, hapless but far from helpless Vietnamese wife. Read full book review >

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MOUSEHEART by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Another stalwart mouse with a brave heart will win fans in this captivating underground adventure. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A naïve mouse discovers his true mettle when he's accidentally plunged into a world of warring rats, mice and feral cats in Brooklyn's underground transit tunnels. Read full book review >

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HOPPER'S DESTINY by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Mouse fantasy fans will cheer brave-hearted Hopper's latest adventure. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Mouseheart (2014), warrior mouse Hopper finds himself on the streets of Brooklyn, where he discovers new allies for his efforts to bring peace to the rodents of the subway tunnels.Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR GRIM'S ODD AQUATICUM by Gregory Funaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Dive head-, feet-, or face-first into this delicious danger. (character list) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
If it's fear that keeps the senses sharp, all five of Grubb Grim's must be knives. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE FORGOTTEN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A satisfying, exciting, and fitting finale to a memorable mouse saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this final volume of the Mouseheart Trilogy, warrior mouse Hopper seeks his estranged brother while a new traitor threatens the peace of underground Atlantia. Read full book review >

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LOKI'S WOLVES by K.L. Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Norse mythology brought to life with engaging contemporary characters and future volumes that promise explosive action; ideal for Percy Jackson fans who want to branch out. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The apocalypse is coming, and only the gods can stop it. One problem—the gods are dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Copiously researched, but this particular vintage lacks complexity and depth."
How the Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries survived Prohibition. Read full book review >

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AN MEI'S STRANGE AND WONDROUS JOURNEY by Stephan Molnar-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The core of the story is very affecting, but the piece lumbers under the weight of the sentiments and the overripe imagery. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Molnar-Fenton has much to say about how the past can prey on the present, despite the loving attentions of others, in this story about his adopted Chinese daughter's journey from her birthplace to a new home in the US. Read full book review >

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PING WANTS TO PLAY by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This playful story offers plenty of support to new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ping and Pong are canine companions who demonstrate caring cooperation in this pleasant, predictable story for emergent readers. Read full book review >

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SO CLOSE TO YOU by Rachel Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"A cliffhanger-ish ending dangles the promise of more of the same. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
A wan time-travel tale delivers a clichéd romance and a little history lesson. Read full book review >

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THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come add up to a memorable start to a projected four-volume voyage. (numerous illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Two displaced young adventurers sail streams of raw magic from world to world in this vividly cast series opener. Read full book review >