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The Underground Railroad
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Is it true that Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad “traces the terrible wounds of slavery,” as Michael Schaub wrote

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The Last Tourist
Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE LAST TOURIST Olen Steinhauer’s novel, The Last Tourist, is the fourth Steinhauer thriller featuring Milo Weaver. Like its predecessors, this one keeps the reader

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Nomadland
Nonfiction
Ann Ronald

NOMADLAND An eye-opening book of investigative journalism, Nomadland explores the terrain traveled by those who are houseless—not homeless, houseless—men and women who live year-round in

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Return of the Sea Otter
Nature
Ann Ronald

RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER, THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL THAT EVADED EXTINCTION ON THE PACIFIC COAST I recently heard an excellent Reynolds School of

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What It Takes by Raegan Moya-Jones
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

WHAT IT TAKES What it Takes is a lot of grit to pick-ax your way through today’s entrepreneurial world. I have never reviewed anything that

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The Only Kayak
Nature
Ann Ronald

THE ONLY KAYAK; JOHN MUIR AND THE ICE THAT STARTED A FIRE; JIMMY BLUEFEATHER Reading Kim Heacox is like sitting down with an old friend

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Every Note Played
Fiction
Ann Ronald

EVERY NOTE PLAYED When I enthusiastically reviewed Lisa Genova’s Still Alice for “Bookin’ with Sunny,” I ended by saying that I looked forward to reading

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Freedom Soup
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

FREEDOM SOUP Just in time for New Year’s Day celebration is another great picture book from Candlewick Press. Freedom Soup is proof that the publishing

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Edinburgh Twilight
Fiction
Ann Ronald

EDINBURGH TWILIGHT As soon as I discover I’m reading a mystery that involves a serial killer, especially if the murders sound gruesome, I put the

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Wild at Heart
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

WILD AT HEART, MUSTANGS AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM I reviewed Terri Farley’s book back in August of 2017. This is the

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A Woman of Two Minds
Mystery
Ann Ronald

A WOMAN OF TWO MINDS Somehow, I never imagined the author of the three-book Red Queen mystery series would next turn her attention to science

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The Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Thanksgiving Visitor My annual reading of Truman Capote’s beloved story, The Thanksgiving Visitor, a tale of the spirit of giving, is my bellwether that

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The After Party
Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE AFTER PARTY Anton DiSclafani writes intriguingly insightful novels about young women who have more money than good sense.  I reviewed her first such narrative,

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How to Catch a Mole
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

HOW TO CATCH A MOLE How to Catch a Mole is the surprisingly enchanting memoir of a molecatcher. A what, you might ask, molecatcher? Like

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A SINGLE SPY Writing A Single Spy, William Christie turns a historical footnote into a complicated novel of international intrigue.  That footnote, found in Professor

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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch
Crime
Ann Ronald

BETRAYAL AT THE BUFFALO RANCH Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch is the first Sadie Walela novel I have read, but it turns

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Is it true that Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad “traces the terrible wounds of slavery,” as Michael Schaub wrote

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Next Time

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   Next Time When I come back I want to be a rock – Liza Weary of uprightness

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19**

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   19** Surely, it’s time to speak out as it was once time to remain silent with everyone

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