• FICTION

    FLOATING TWIGS

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FICTION

FLOATING TWIGS

by Charles Tabb

A poignant and compelling narrative of a boy’s search for connection and meaning. Full review >

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CHILDREN'S

GHOST HUNTERS

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A straightforward but well-structured and absorbing supernatural tale of change and coping. Full review >

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    JULY 9, 2020

FICTION

SHALLCROSS

by Charles Porter

An unforgettable tale with rich and moving connections, poetic storytelling, and an inimitable style. Full review >

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FICTION

WHEN NORTH BECOMES SOUTH

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An engaging triptych on the subjects of borders, climate change, and technology dependence. Full review >

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    BURY HIM

    OCT. 25, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BURY HIM

by Doug Chamberlain

A combat veteran’s astute look at the Vietnam War, both captivating and emotionally forthcoming. Full review >

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    DOGVERSATIONS

    MARCH 26, 2020

  • FICTION

    ELEMENTAL

    APRIL 2, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

ELEMENTAL

by Whitney Hill

Hard-boiled adventure and snappy worldbuilding in the shadowy margins of the everyday. Full review >

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    GOTCHA

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

GOTCHA

by Tom Lytes

An often entertaining series entry with several new and engaging characters. Full review >

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    WALTER THE WILY WALLEYE

    OCT. 12, 2018

CHILDREN'S

WALTER THE WILY WALLEYE

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Parents hoping to take their kids on fishing trips will find some fun, rhyming encouragement here. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    M-9

    AUG. 21, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

M-9

by Marvin J. Wolf

Strange circumstances throw together a detective duo in this riveting, complex tale. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BEAR BONES

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

BEAR BONES

by Charles Cutter

Captivating characters augment a taut, alluring mystery. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THEIR LAST CHANCE

    SEPT. 10, 2019

FICTION

THEIR LAST CHANCE

by Leanne Treese

A clever, incisive character study that explores romance and strife. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BRIDGING BARRIERS

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BRIDGING BARRIERS

by Michael Paddock

A well-written tribute to engineering projects and the volunteers who run them. Full review >

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    THE MATH(S) FIX

    JUNE 10, 2020

  • FICTION

    THE AWAKENING OF MAGIC

    APRIL 15, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE AWAKENING OF MAGIC

by Christian Boustead

A consistently engaging tale of werewolves, elves, and a girl with unexpected powers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PRINCESS OF AENYA

    DEC. 13, 2019

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE PRINCESS OF AENYA

by Nick Alimonos

A heroine’s trials make for a winding, bloody adventure with plenty of surprises. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SOMETHING WONDERFUL

    MARCH 2, 2021

CHILDREN'S

SOMETHING WONDERFUL

by Matt Ritter ; illustrated by Nayl Gonzalez

A gorgeous-looking lesson that will satisfy kids and parents alike. Full review >

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    SASHA AND HIS RED LEASH

    MAY 15, 2020

CHILDREN'S

SASHA AND HIS RED LEASH

by Yossi Lapid illustrated by Joanna Pasek

A book featuring a charismatic pooch and a likable owner that's sure to attract young readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HOME FRONT

    JAN. 26, 2021

FICTION

THE HOME FRONT

by DW Hanneken

An engaging homefront tale with a likable female lead and a few surprises. Full review >

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