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Book of the Day Roundup August 26-30, 2019

by Barbara Hodge

Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe? Brock Clarke / Algonquin Books / Hardcover $26.95 (304pp) / 978-1-61620-821-9 / Buy: Local Bookstore (IndieBound), Amazon / Calvin Bledsoe is middle-aged, glum, and in dire need of a shakeup. Saddled... Read More

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Big Wonderful Thing

by Matt Sutherland

Ablaze in infamy and otherworldly as any heavenly planet, Texas is mythology come alive. This singular place is what happens when fiercely independent, prone-to-violence people are assimilated into a fledgling nation whose capital is so... Read More

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On the Plain of Snakes

by Michelle Anne Schingler

With the confidence that Mexico’s respect for people of retirement age would ferry him safely through the dangers hinted at by the state department, Paul Theroux set out to drive across Mexico, a trip recorded in "On the Plain of... Read More

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Rewind

by Angela McQuay

Catherine Ryan Howard’s unique thriller "Rewind" begins when an Instagram star, Natalie’s, death is caught on video. It then rewinds to explain why Natalie was where she was, and who is responsible for her brutal murder. Natalie and... Read More

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The Strenuous Life

by Ho Lin

Imagine a US president abandoning decorum during an Army-Navy football game, fleeing his security detail, and charging down to the sidelines to fire up both teams. Or using a thunderstorm as an excuse for an impromptu jog through the... Read More

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