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Summer Cannibals

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Melanie Hobson’s "Summer Cannibals" is a vibrant, vicious family portrait in which three adult daughters come home. The family matriarch, Margaret, has summoned everyone to rally around her very pregnant daughter, Pippa. The girls’... Read More

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Atlas Obscura

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Reviewer Michelle Anne Schingler Interviews Rosemary Mosco and Dylan Thuras, Authors of The Atlas Obscura: Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. Moms, dads, teachers, coaches, and yes, librarians too: when it comes... Read More

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Smashing Stereotypes

by Kara Hansen

Women are too often conditioned to believe that they can’t be outspoken, brave, or independent, and this stereotype is perpetuated by female representation in literature. There is also an unfortunate trend in books, whether intentional... Read More

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Book of the Day Roundup August 27-August 31

by Hannah Hohman

A Song for the River / Philip Connors / Cinco Puntos Press / Softcover $16.95 (246pp) / 978-1-941026-91-5 / Buy: Local Bookstore (IndieBound), Amazon / Philip Connors has previously written about his many years as a fire lookout in... Read More

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Edison

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Behind the wall of an old bookshop, curious young mice gather for university. There, a student named Pete approaches the professor with a plea: help me learn about my ancestor and the treasure he lost beneath the Atlantic. It’s enough... Read More

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Humdinger

by Matt Sutherland

Brush, charcoal, chisel, file, lathe, and potter’s wheel, yes, but what is it about artists’ tools like the chainsaw and welding torch that fail to impress so many art lovers and critics—as if real art can’t possibly come from... Read More

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