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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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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Bookseller

THE BOOKSELLER A fun part of running a book review website is publishing two reviews of the same book. I was far more ambivalent about

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The Round House
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Round House

THE ROUND HOUSE The Round House, Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, foregrounds all of her considerable talents. Set on an Ojibwe Indian reservation in North Dakota,

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Nefertiti Book of the Dead
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead

NEFERTITI: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Recently, I’ve noticed that contemporary authors—especially mystery and thriller writers—are publishing more and more trilogies. Perhaps that suits our

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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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Miss Timmins' School for Girls
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls Miss Timmins’ School for Girls braces ongoing colonialism against intrusive modernity in surprisingly innovative ways. Set in late twentieth-century India,

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