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Book Review: Snowed, by Maria Alexander

Snowed By: Maria Alexander Published: November 2, 2016 The Rundown: “Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California.  Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to foster for the holidays.  Matched in…… Continue reading Book Review: Snowed, by Maria Alexander

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Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom By: Victor LaValle Published: February 16, 2016 The Rundown: “People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn’t there.  Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father’s head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. …… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

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Book Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1), by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) By: John Scalzi Published: March 21, 2017 The Rundown: “Our universe is ruled by physics and faster-than-light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, around other stars.  Humanity flows away…… Continue reading Book Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1), by John Scalzi

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Book Review: Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1), by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) By: Veronica Roth Published: January 17, 2017 The Rundown: “Cyra is the sister of a brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people.  Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies.  But Cyra is much more than just a blade in…… Continue reading Book Review: Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1), by Veronica Roth

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Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

Audition By: Ryu Murakami Translated by: Ralph McCarthy Published: December 1997 (translated January 5, 2009) The Rundown: “Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko.  Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying.  So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with…… Continue reading Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

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Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo By: George Saunders Published: February 14, 2017 The Rundown: “On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery.  That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the…… Continue reading Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

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Book Review: In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle

In Calabria By: Peter S. Beagle Published: February 14, 2017 The Rundown: “Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy’s scenic Calabria.  Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry.  But one chilly morning, as though from a dream,…… Continue reading Book Review: In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle