June 11, 2015

A Different Kind of War Story: I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers

I Saw a Man, the new book from Owen Sheers, is a different story of war and its reverberations. In beautiful prose, Sheers writes with an emotional depth and knowledge that will draw the reader into his characters’ lives.

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June 10, 2015

No, Really: What's Going on With Greece?

Hardly a week goes by without most major news services reporting on the latest travails of Greece’s financial troubles. In The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins by James Angelos, the author offers a closer look at the history of Greece’s problems.

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June 9, 2015

Wise, New Fiction from Annie Barrows: The Truth According to Us

Annie Barrows's The Truth According to Us is a charming work of historical fiction that takes place during the waning days of the Great Depression in a small factory in Macedonia, West Virginia. Quirky characters, a mysterious outsider, long-buried family secrets, and colorful historical details make this a perfect summer read. Twelve-year-old Willa Romeyn lives […]

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June 8, 2015

The Intrigue of a Heist: Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

In a shop on a street in Paris that no tourist would visit, Grace works fixing knick-knacks, replacing gems, and mending possible antiques. Grace is far from home, and those she works with know her as Julie from California, not Grace from small-town Tennessee. So begins the story of a woman who is not at all who she appears to be.

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June 7, 2015

Love, Lies, Surprises, and More in Charlie, Presumed Dead

Anne Heltzel’s Charlie, Presumed Dead stands out in a sea of great Young Adult reads as something wholly unpredictable.

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June 6, 2015

Reading Binge: Your Guide to 6 Series to Start Now

Sometimes one book is just not enough. If you're looking for a new character or world to follow over several installments, have we got the lineup for you.

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June 5, 2015

On Unexpected Inspiration: Get Into the Surrender Experiment

Michael A. Singer’s new book, The Surrender Experiment, chronicles the story of his move to let life call the shots. Here’s a look inside that story.

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