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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Even The Dogs

When you finish reading Even the Dogs, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll never look at a homeless or drug-besotted street person in quite the

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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Entertainment
Ann Ronald

Flappers

Flappers: Six Women in Search of a Dangerous Generation Judith Mackrell, author of Flappers, presents a wealth of meticulous research in lively, vivacious prose. She

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A Secret Sisterhood
Literary criticism
Ann Ronald

A Secret Sisterhood

A SECRET SISTERHOOD Almost every page of Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney’s book, A Secret Sisterhood, inversely took me back to my college studies.

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Film
Dan Erwine

High Noon

HIGH NOON, THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Subtitled The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, High Noon

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The Imaginary
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Imaginary

THE IMAGINARY It’s summer, and summer, for a lot of us, is a time for family visits, especially those families outside our own city or

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wives of Los Alamos

TaraShea Nesbit made a stunningly smart decision when she wrote The Wives of Los Alamos. She chose to tell their stories through a collective consciousness

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Wilderness

Lance Weller, in his new novel Wilderness, juxtaposes two quite disparate wildernesses together. One is the famous 1864 Wilderness Battle near Spotsylvania, where North and

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The Secrets of Wishtide
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Secrets of Wishtide

THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE The Secrets of Wishtide is another Victorian murder mystery with a smart, articulate sleuth and dark Dickensian overtones.  The premise of

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Kindred
Reviews
Neal Ferguson

Kindred

KINDRED, NEANDERTHAL LIFE, LOVE, DEATH AND ART Full disclosure: three percent of my DNA is Neanderthal (homo neanderthalensis) in origin, a fact that explains a

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