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An Enemy Like Me by Teri M Brown

A poignant read—engrossing, reflective, and meaningful. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Brown’s immersive novel delves into the lives of three generations of a German American family. Growing up as a first-generation American in Ohio, Jacob Miller has…
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The Man Who Screams at Nightfall: and other stories by Rush Leaming

Sharply observed, nuanced, precise, and morally challenging… Sharply observed, nuanced, precise, and morally challenging… Set in Thailand, the Congo, Greece, Spain, and America, Leaming’s latest book examines love, memories, loneliness, loss, regret, and redemption. In the title story, “The Man…
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CAMALEÓN: The Lost Years Living in the Closet by Carlos Valenzuela

Richly imagined… Poignant, compassionate, and sweet. Valenzuela returns with this sequel to the award-winning ‘Letters to Young Carlos,’ taking readers on his protagonist’s journey to self- acceptance and understanding. The trauma of being falsely accused of sexual misconduct and banished…
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Karl’s Diary: It’s a Dog’s by Sharon Winters

A beautiful book that’s guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and a few tears… Karl, a Boykin Spaniel rescue, finds his forever home, one filled with unconditional love and makes some fascinating friends thanks to a compassionate couple who adopt him…
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Devotion Duology by E.B. Bridenstine

Deeply immersive and thrilling… Bridenstine creates a fascinating, lush world with a touch of romance and magic, featuring constantly interesting characters in her Devotion duology. In Alliance, the first volume in the duology, the evil Emperor Charr is capturing magical…
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Obsidian Mirth by Thom Brucie

Deep, absorbing, and poignant…A many-layered story told with an authentic touch. Sharply observed relationships, deft exploration of mental illness, authentic characters, and a touch of painful reality make Brucie’s nuanced novel a sure bet. While working as a dishwasher at…
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The Last Skinweaver (The Book of Ruin 4) by W.G. Hladky

A fast-paced, richly imagined, gritty tale of epic proportions… In Hladky’s fourth installment of The Book of Ruin series, Roge Callan pulls together a small crew of misfits and travels from Mitteleuropa to Russia to the Middle Kingdom to locate…
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North Star Rising by Darielle Mac

A wholly enthralling coming-of-age tale seasoned with fantasy and myth… Mac makes her debut with this flawless tale of courage, determination, and family. Living on the mystical isle of T’ir Na Nor in the North Sea has its own charm,…
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Out of Wedlock by Larry Lockridge

A quirky and yet sensitive, absorbing novel… A physician’s search for his birth parents unravels to disastrous effect in Lockridge’s latest novel set in Greenwich Village and Santa Fe from 1989 to 2008. Jess Freeman, a renowned facial plastic surgeon…
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The View from Darien: Essays in the Teaching of High School English: Motive and Method by Professor Don Gutteridge

A probing and absorbing look at teaching of high school English… Guttridge’s latest book is an astute collection of eight scholarly essays in the teaching of high school English. With his decades of experience in teaching English literature, Gutteridge demonstrates…