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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Holding Fire

HOLDING FIRE ‘Embattled ranchers versus the federal government’ has been a headline in newspapers for generations, especially in Nevada, where the disagreements have been fierce. 

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Alibi Creek

Alibi Creek Bev Magennis’s knack for characterization makes the men and women of Alibi Creek sound like real denizens of the American West. She sets

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The High Divide

Lin Enger sends The High Divide characters into a sequence of improbable, nearly impossible situations. The novel takes place in 1886, when the West was

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Father’s Day Picks

Recommending a book for dad is much easier than a title for mom, at least that was my experience when I pounded the brick and

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History
Sunny Solomon

German Voices

The reader who recalls Frederic Tubach’s and Bernard Rosner’s movingly honest memoir, An Uncommon Friendship, should not pass up Tubach’s latest book, German Voices. The

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In Dependence
Reviews
Ann Ronald

In Dependence

IN DEPENDENCE The title of Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel, In Dependence, captures the thematic subtleties presented in its pages. Is twentieth-century Nigeria seeking independence, or

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Sun Going Down

While I am reading a book that I plan to review, I am constantly thinking of words and phrases that might best describe the author’s

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Between the World and Me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son.  In a

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Setting Free the Kites

SETTING FREE THE KITES It’s not often that we read a book with as many laughs as tears, but Alex George has done it again

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Anthem for a Burnished Land

ANTHEM FOR A BURNISHED LAND: WHAT WE LEAVE IN THIS DESERT OF WORK AND WORDS Sitting alongside the Little Walker River last weekend, contemplating Nevada’s

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Mudbound

MUDBOUND Hillary Jordan’s novel, Mudbound, carries the reader back to a 1940s Mississippi rife with hatred, prejudice, and bigotry. Since the first chapter opens with

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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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A Long Way Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

A Long Way Home

A LONG WAY HOME Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home, was the basis for the 2014 Academy Award nominated film, Lion, that featured much-praised

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Caleb's Crossing
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Caleb’s Crossing — Unknown history

CALEB’S CROSSING Caleb’s Crossing illustrates Geraldine Brooks’ affinity for little-known historical characters whose nearly-anonymous lives can be enhanced by her fictional imagination. Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the

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History
Neal Ferguson

White Trash

White Trash: the 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Conventional wisdom holds that seminal social problems in America and Britain are contrasted thusly: “Britain

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