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Reviews of Books with 285 Pages

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Fox Drum Bebop

by Aimee Jodoin

A coming-of-age story of survival traces the experience of a rebellious Japanese American boy in heartbreaking yet captivating ways. The Japanese American experience became something to survive rather than embrace in the World War II... Read More

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The Vintage Years

by Kristine Morris

“I once heard that most people die with music in their heart,” said cello teacher Biana Kovic. Wanting to do something about it, the young woman sought volunteers for a project she had in mind: to find out if older people could learn... Read More

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The Color of Hate

by Maria Siano

"The Color of Hate" chronicles the marriage of Doris and Shaun McDaniel and takes a thought-provoking look at both private and public race-related struggles. Doris and Shaun have a financially comfortable lifestyle in Atlanta. Both work... Read More

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For You, Madam Lenin

by Karen Ackland

This unconventional historical novel set during the Russian Revolution focuses on Lenin’s wife, Nadya Krupskaya, and not her more famous husband. Nadya is already committed to the revolution when she meets Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, the... Read More

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by Maria Siano

In her fast-paced and entertaining debut novel, Gigi Pandian brings readers into a world full of mystery and history. This first book in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery series introduces the protagonist, a woman in her late twenties... Read More

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The Cyclist Conspiracy

by Chris Fisher

Svetislav Basara’s "The Cyclist Conspiracy" is a fascinating novel. Beginning with a first-person narrative by Charles the Hideous, ending with a design for an inverted Tower of Babel, and filled with mind-bending philosophical,... Read More

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Leaving Yesler

"Leaving Yesler" encounters seventeen year-old Bobby Vincente in the wake of his older brother’s military death. Faced with the challenge of caring for his aging father, this young man from urban Seattle’s housing projects is forced... Read More

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Waiting on a Train

In the 1940s Chicago Union Station handled more than 300 trains and 100,000 passengers a day, writes journalism and nature writing teacher at Northern Michigan University James McCommons. He discusses railroading in America, and, while... Read More

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