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Isle Lacion by S.C. Chin

Engrossing and intriguing; an involving SF adventure. Chin’s smart tale combines fantasy and hard SF, taking readers on an ex-soldier’s extraordinary journey to contentment and fulfillment. Serving in the Anima War in Babek for six years has left nothing but…
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Mantle of the World Ruler (Book Two of the Lost Wells Trilogy) by Kate Gateley

An immersive, layered, and extensively developed fantasy… Gateley’s middle installment in the Lost Wells Trilogy is a complex, beautifully constructed fantasy with vivid and personable characters and magical worldbuilding. After surviving their destined run-in with the sinister Cassius, Julia Harrison…
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The Talking Forest: Tree Runes for a New Millennium by Kay Broome

Fun, accessible, and exceptionally crafted… Broome meticulously explains entire mythology and history of native Canadian trees in her user-friendly and fun-to-read debut. Brief and to the point, each rune depicts the significance of the salient tree within its physical environment…
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SAILING WITH THE WIND: New Poems 2023 by Don Gutteridge

A luminous collection that beautifully explores human connection, feelings, and the orderliness of life… Gutteridge’s latest book consists of short free-verse poems ranging from the small delights of childhood to the discovery of life’s bigger passions and griefs. The collection…
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Domestic Arts (Sisters of Stella Mare) by Annie M. Ballard

A layered and nuanced literary tale… An expected betrayal forces a struggling artist to confront the opportunistic relationship that defines her romantic past in Ballard’s poignant latest installment in the Sisters of Stella Mare. Evie is back in Stella Mare…
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Listening to Chopin while fighting Nazis: A Journey into my Family’s WWII Polish Past by M. Alexander Charns

A deeply revealing, intimate account of a family’s Polish history… As a six-year-old boy, Charns came across a book named ‘I Survived Hitler’s Hell’ by A.P. Gwiazdowski and became curious about his family’s Polish history. As he grows older, he…
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Imperious Realm (Reign of the North Forest Book 1) by Athene Z. Adam

An exciting series starter with engaging concepts and tight plotting… With the fate of their people hanging in the balance, two young heroes must join hands and find a way out of the impossible situation in Adam’s debut installment in…
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ASSIGNMENT: Earth by Lynne Armstrong-Jones

 A warm, satisfying SF tale that intrigues and charms… A young man falls in love with an enigmatic stranger in Armstrong-Jones’s latest novel. Trying to get over his recent break-up, Jared Collins is desperate to get a meaningful job and…
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The Conjurer’s Curse by Stephanie Cotta

Incredibly immersive and tightly plotted… A page-turner. Cotta’s fantastical tale is steeped in secrets, betrayals, magic, and mayhem. Rowan has always known he is an outsider in Karahvel: he is supposedly cursed, bringing death to those around him. When his…
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DanSing Pancakes’ Healthy Choices Musical Story by Joe Coleman

An innovative and inspiring activity book… Two pancakes set out to teach their classmates the benefits of making smart choices in Coleman’s deliciously readable children’s picture book. It was an ordinary morning when Pablo and Priscilla Pancake jumped out of…