July 23, 2015

Family, Fighting, and Felonies up on Brian Panowich's Bull Mountain

Following a family of drug kingpins and their black sheep son, the local sheriff, debut novelist Brian Panowich has created a taut and suspenseful family saga that you won't be able to put down.

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July 22, 2015

Perfect Summer Reading: Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

In Barbarian Days, New Yorker writer William Finnegan recounts a surfing life in exquisite prose and beautifully writ storytelling.

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July 21, 2015

A Twist on Self-Awareness: A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

In his new novel, A Cure for Suicide, Jesse Ball examines one man's struggle to both forget and reconcile with his past in a society that will not allow him to remember it at all.

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July 20, 2015

Magic and Memory: The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

In his imaginative historical novel, Steven Galloway traces a fanciful untold story, crossing time and continents and interweaving two narrative voices to create a novel as intricately constructed as any magician's trick.

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July 19, 2015

Maps, Whitman, and Margo: Paper Towns by John Green

Check out John Green's Paper Towns before the movie lands in theaters!

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July 18, 2015

New Romance Series Alert: Elisabeth Barrett's A Return to Briarwood

Once and Again introduces us to the men and women of Briarwood Country Club, whose pasts are storied and whose lives are so much fun to read.

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July 17, 2015

Essential Reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

There’s a lot to be said about racial progress. Much can be packed into a few words, like so: Okay, good. But still not great, nor right, nor enough. It became clear to this reader very early on in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, Between the World and Me, that this is a big part of what the author aims to convey.

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