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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL by Megan  Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The right readers will love this to pieces. (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young English World War II refugee finds magic tending the winged horses who live in the mirrors of her sanatorium. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After a failed escape from their enclosure, Cora and her friends fight to find a way out of alien control for good in this sequel to The Cage (2015).Read full book review >

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A FATAL LIKENESS by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lynn (The Solitary House, 2012, etc.) takes the familiar story of the Shelley family and fills in the holes in the historical record by turning it into a clever, imaginative and literate mystery."
A detective in Victorian England takes a case involving several renowned and infamous literary figures. Read full book review >

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Driven by Rick Jacobs, Sr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A straightforward crime thriller with a few additional layers of powerful emotion."
A police detective pursues a dangerous gang leader in Jacob's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2015

"A riff on a Twilight Zone plot unfolds into a richly drawn alien dystopian replete with romance and horror. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Six teenagers face a life of captivity in an alien-designed human zoo. Read full book review >

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A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >

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EMBERS OF DEATH by Stella Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Shepherd's seventh (Nurse Dawes Is Dead, 1995, etc.) is as swift-moving, as full of sharp-featured characters, and as neatly solved as all her others."
Seven suspicious fires, and the Nottingham CID still doesn't have a single suspect. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 1998

"There is no doubt that Woodson is genuinely concerned with looking for new, more effective ways to alleviate the scourge of poverty—and that his efforts are accompanied by considerable political naãvetÇ."
Inspiring subject matter, disappointing book. Read full book review >