April 17, 2016

On a New YA Novel and the Glory of the Genre

What do I love most about young adult literature? That’s easy: Young Adult novels can tackle tough topics without flinching, in an honest way a lot of adult stories don’t. Case in point: The Great American Whatever.

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April 16, 2016

The Last from the Deacons of Bourbon Street

Maisey Yates is the last romance writer to take the handlebars in the hot, multi-author Deacons of Bourbon Street series.

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April 15, 2016

Their Brains on Social Media: American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales

Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

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April 14, 2016

A Debut to Dig In To: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Mona Awad’s gift for character and situation, combined with her clear insight into social structures, make this book well worth a read.

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April 13, 2016

Jennifer Ackerman Is Changing the Meaning of 'Birdbrained'

In The Genius of Birds, Jennifer Ackerman delivers a mesmerizing look at birds that will give readers a new appreciation for them.

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April 12, 2016

A Young Family's Journey: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Inspired by the author’s life, Alice & Oliver is a deeply affecting novel written with stunning reserves of compassion, humor, and wisdom.

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April 11, 2016

At the Edge of the Orchard: A Riveting Drama by Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier, the author of the 1999 best-seller Girl with a Pearl Earring, tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet.

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