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The Color of Rock
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Color of Rock

THE COLOR OF ROCK As a stuffy retired academic curmudgeon, I have an old-fashioned notion of what a university press should publish. Namely, any book

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Big Lies in a Small Town
Art
Ann Ronald

Big Lies in a Small Town

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN Intergenerational narratives have always appealed to me, so I thoroughly enjoyed Diane Chamberlain’s novel, Big Lies in a Small

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The Underground Railroad
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Is it true that Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad “traces the terrible wounds of slavery,” as Michael Schaub wrote

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The Last Tourist
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Last Tourist

THE LAST TOURIST Olen Steinhauer’s novel, The Last Tourist, is the fourth Steinhauer thriller featuring Milo Weaver. Like its predecessors, this one keeps the reader

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Return of the Sea Otter
Nature
Ann Ronald

Return of the Sea Otter

RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER, THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL THAT EVADED EXTINCTION ON THE PACIFIC COAST I recently heard an excellent Reynolds School of

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Every Note Played
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Every Note Played

EVERY NOTE PLAYED When I enthusiastically reviewed Lisa Genova’s Still Alice for “Bookin’ with Sunny,” I ended by saying that I looked forward to reading

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Freedom Soup
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Freedom Soup

FREEDOM SOUP Just in time for New Year’s Day celebration is another great picture book from Candlewick Press. Freedom Soup is proof that the publishing

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Edinburgh Twilight
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Edinburgh Twilight

EDINBURGH TWILIGHT As soon as I discover I’m reading a mystery that involves a serial killer, especially if the murders sound gruesome, I put the

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Wild at Heart
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Wild at Heart

WILD AT HEART, MUSTANGS AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM I reviewed Terri Farley’s Wild at Heart back in August of 2017. This is

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A Woman of Two Minds
Mystery
Ann Ronald

A Woman of Two Minds

A WOMAN OF TWO MINDS Somehow, I never imagined the author of the three-book Red Queen mystery series would next turn her attention to science

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