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Matt Goldman’s third book in the Nils Shapiro series, The Shallows will be released in June and like the others it is set in Minnesota, this time he and partner Ellegaard of Stone Arch Investigations have been hired to investigate the murder of attorney Todd Rabinowitz, whose body is found in Christmas Lake secured to …

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There There by Tommy Orange won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut novel of 2018. It was heralded as one of the Best Books of 2018 by some of the leading news organizations and magazines for good reason. This book wrecked me. If you want a …

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Julie Schumacher is the first woman to win the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Dear Committee Members. Jason Fitger is back in the sequel, The Shakespeare Requirement. The hapless Professor Fitger is now chairman of the English Department at Payne University. Sounds like a promotion, right? Think again. He has no budget and won’t …

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Fans of Allen Eskens have waited five years for the sequel to Edgar-nominated The Life We Bury.  The Shadows We Hide came out in November 2018.  In Eskens first Edgar-nominated novel, The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert was a college student trying to finish school while taking care of Jeremy, his autistic brother. His mother …

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  When Karen Babine’s mother was diagnosed with a form of cancer that usually strikes children under the age of ten, her doctors surgically removed a tumor the size of a cabbage from her abdomen and recommended a regimen of chemotherapy to guard against a recurrence. Karen moved in with her collection of vintage cast …

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      In the prologue to Kathleen Winter’s 2010 debut novel, Annabel, a young girl and her blind father are navigating a river in a canoe. The young girl spots a lone white caribou, ghost-like, separated from its herd by thousands of miles. “Why would any caribou leave her herd to walk, solitary, thousands …

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  The young adult novel THE HATE U GIVE came out in movie theaters in October 2018 and it’s been on best seller lists since it came out in the Winter of 2017, but that’s not why you should read it. You should read it because it will make you uncomfortable. It’s a story we …

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Barbara Kingsolver does not shy away from the big issues: global warming, nationalism, capitalism, consumerism, health care, the collapsing American Dream, and an entrenched body politic. In UNSHELTERED, you will find all of these. There’s a little Trump in there, too (he’s referred to as the Bullhorn) but there’s more about his policies and how …

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