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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Red Clocks

RED CLOCKS Leni Zumas designed Red Clocks as a classical romance, much like Miquel del Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queen. In

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Once Upon a River

ONCE UPON A RIVER When I turned the final page of Diane Setterfield’s novel, Once Upon a River, I closed the book and sat staring

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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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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Valley of the Moon

VALLEY OF THE MOON When I was a girl, perhaps ten years old, my parents treated me to a matinee staging of Brigadoon. I’ve never

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Three by Meloy

THREE BY MELOY: THE APOTHECARY – THE APPRENTICES – THE AFTER-ROOM I’m going out on a limb with this review. The three novels, The Apothecary, The

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Brandy Burgess

Uprooted

Uprooted Naomi Novik’s novel Uprooted is what fantasy films are made of.  The story follows Agnieszka, who fears that the mysterious wizard known only as

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays and Other Writings Two of Shirley Jackson’s children have selected a miscellany of their mother’s writings that have

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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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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Best of Connie Willis

With publication of the massive two-volume novel Blackout and All Clear in 2010, Connie Willis was subsequently named Grandmaster of Science Fiction. In the wake of this

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

Neuromancer

It’s been 30 years since the first publication of Neuromancer, the essential cyberpunk novel. A jaundiced response to the 1980’s “morning in America,” cyberpunk is a bastard

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Boleyn King

This alternate history novel takes us back to Tudor England’s royal family in the mid-sixteenth century. In reality, Anne Boleyn bore a female child to

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Aubrey Siino

Tiger’s Curse

From werewolves to weretigers, Tiger’s Curse takes a new spin on the shape-shifting love interests for which young adult paranormal romances are becoming so popular.

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The Book of Nonsense
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Leslie Marlowe

The Book of Nonsense

The Book of Nonsense, by David Michael Slater, is not your typical coming of age story. At the heart of the novel is very large

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell is a wonder. I’m not even sure where to begin, except to say he is a wonder. Cloud Atlas is unlike any other

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars is a novel about an apocalyptic future where civilization as we know it has thoroughly disintegrated and where the few survivors are

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