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The Good Lord Bird
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Good Lord Bird

THE GOOD LORD BIRD It’s not any wonder that James McBride’s latest book, The Good Lord Bird won the 2013 National Book Award, and I

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This 'N That
Sunny Solomon

Reading Journal 4, Part 3

Without having Googled Jonathan Crary, all I know about the author, from five brief lines on the inside of the dust jacket, is that he

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Call for Unagented Manuscripts

Harper Voyager Accepting Unagented Manuscripts for Two Weeks For all you writers of science fiction and fantasy who are without a literary agent, this may

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Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

The Wolves in the Walls

Oh, my gosh! This book is so scary it will make you scream until you laugh, and then you will cheer for Lucy who is

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Speak No Evil
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Speak No Evil

SPEAK NO EVIL Uzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil left me not only speechless but breathless, too. It’s not often I encounter such a novel. Speak

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Sweeping Up Glass

Hang on folks, here comes the best read I’ve had this year. Carolyn Wall, an Oklahoma resident who has taught creative writing to children and

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

Hillbilly Elegy

HILLBILLY  – A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND A CULTURE IN CRISIS: Traditionally, an elegy is a poem or song of lamentation. Although neither a poem

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Plant a Kiss
Children’s picture books
Aubrey Siino

Plant a Kiss

PLANT A KISS Plant a Kiss, perfect for Valentine’s Day, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have created a picture book that

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Bookseller

THE BOOKSELLER Ordinarily, I distrust a narrative strategy such as the one Cynthia Swanson employs for her novel, The Bookseller. The protagonist, co-owner of a

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These Is My Words
Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

These is My Words

These is My Words has been out since 2008, so my wholehearted two thumbs up for this book may seem a day late and a

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Don't Skip Out on Me
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Don’t Skip Out on Me

DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin is the chosen book for 2019 Nevada Reads. It is the second

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FLIGHT BEHAVIOR
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Flight Behavior

Barbara Kingsolver is at her best when she views a particular setting and its inhabitants through the eyes of a keenly perceptive female character. Writing

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