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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July 16, 2015

The Ties that Bind Us: Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman

Robin Kirman's debut novel, Bradstreet Gate, tackles the lives of five people before and after a brutal murder on the campus of the esteemed Harvard University.

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July 15, 2015

Jonathan Kozol Brings His Crusade Home: The Theft of Memory

In his new memoir, The Theft of Memory, Jonathan Kozol finds outrage in the midst of the struggle of losing his father to Alzheimer’s.

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