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Sunny Solomon

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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The English Major
Fiction
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The English Major

How can it be that I am as old as I am and have not read Jim Harrison’s fiction before this? All I can say

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History
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The Remains of Company D

“He went lights-out somewhere just beyond the Paris-Soissons Road, while the air rained bullets and his company – the survivors, anyway – rolled on through

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Fiction
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Firmin

Don’t let the “cutesy” cover of Firmin fool you. Sam Savage’s first novel by is just about everything a serious reader, or a reader with

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Animal stories
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The Magician’s Elephant

Oh, what a pleasure to recommend a new Kate DiCamillo book. Don’t be fooled by it’s being targeted to middle readers, which means kids between

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Fiction
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The Song is You

How can a novel make you feel old and nostalgically young at the same time? Pick up Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You and you’ll

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Return to Sender
Fiction
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Return to Sender

RETURN TO SENDER In Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez, popular American novelist whose cultural roots are in the Dominican Republic, has once again turned her depth of

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The Vagrants
Fiction
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The Vagrants

The Vagrants is Yiyun Li’s first novel. Her earlier book, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, is a collection of short stories. The praise and

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The Monsters of Templeton
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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The Monsters of Templeton

THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON When I wrote this review in November of 2008, for the Clayton Pioneer, I declared Lauren Groff, the author of The

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Fiction
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So Brave, Young and Handsome

So Brave, Young and Handsome goes way past the streets of Laredo Leif Enger‘s long-awaited second novel., So Brave, Young and Handsome, takes the reader

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Fiction
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The Various Flavors of Coffee

The Various Flavors of Coffee Sort of a silly name for this sprawling, romantic, historical, blockbuster of a novel. The Various Flavors of Coffee is

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MISTER PIP
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Mr. Pip

MR. PIP Mr. Pip, written by New Zealand author Lloyd Jones,  may just be the best thing you’ll read in 2008. The setting is one of

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