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Love is a Rebellious Bird

by Mari Carlson

Elayne Klasson’s "Love is a Rebellious Bird" is an operatic, enduring, and subtle romance. Elayne Klasson’s artistic and compassionate novel "Love is a Rebellious Bird" focuses on a lifelong love affair. Judith and Elliot grow up in... Read More

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Blackbird Blues

by Susan Waggoner

The social and religious politics of the 1960s come to life in Jean K. Carney’s perceptive novel. Jean K. Carney’s novel "Blackbird Blues" brings 1960s America into sharp focus, exploring a number of period issues through the stories... Read More

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The Soledad Children

by Charlene Oldham

"The Soledad Children" is a painful legal history from the not-so-distant past, when biased testing and cultural segregation were the rule, rather than the exception. Marty Glick and Maurice Jourdane’s "The Soledad Children" is the... Read More

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Koa Kai

by Aimee Jodoin

"Koa Kai" is a thrilling transformation story in which a boy from New England becomes a powerful warrior. Informed by real events, D. R. Pollock’s historical novel "Koa Kai" follows a teenager’s inspiring adventure in 1790s Hawaii.... Read More

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Munching on the Sun

by Laura Leavitt

"Munching on the Sun" encapsulates what it is like to have big questions about life while you’re falling in love and growing up. Mark Paul Oleksiw’s realistic coming-of-age novel "Munching on the Sun" focuses on an emotional young... Read More

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Lakes of Mars

by Laura Leavitt

"Lakes of Mars" is an epic science fiction adventure, full of arresting action sequences and thoughtful meditations on pressing topics. Gritty, mysterious, and layered, Merritt Graves’s "Lakes of Mars" is an intricate story in which... Read More

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The Don of Siracusa

by Delia Stanley

"The Don of Siracusa" is a modernized mafia drama in which questions about morality, power, and revenge arise. In Sean Rea’s engrossing drama "The Don of Siracusa", a young man transitions from being a business professional to a mafia... Read More

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