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September 11, 2012

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published September 11, 2012. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in September 2012.

Book Review

Winding Back the Clock

by Sheila M. Trask

Historical fiction succeeds when the invented characters reveal more truths about history than the textbooks. It’s rare, though, that a novelist can achieve the intimate voice of Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara or Arthur... Read More

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Total Secession

by Jill Allen

"Total Secession" is a tour de force of speculative fiction. Adam Connell creates an intriguing dystopia in which two ex-cons, Grant and Litz, travel around the United States in the days leading up to the dismantling of the federal... Read More

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by Kristen Rabe

As many as 90 percent of us will experience at least one serious traumatic event during our lives, report Stephen Southwick and Dennis Charney in Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges. These can range from... Read More

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Wright for America

by Mark McLaughlin

For anyone who has ever longed to see one of those hatemongering, rightwing blowhards get their comeuppance, Robin Lamont’s "Wright for America" is that revenge fantasy come to print. The author has crafted a delightful, if at times... Read More

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The Raven's Heart

by Heather Talty

At its best, historical fiction allows the reader to become immersed in another world, presenting a character’s life and issues in a way that fully develops the setting. The Raven’s Heart, the story of a disinherited, tenacious girl... Read More

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Down in the Hole

by Michael Beeman

It’s hard to trust a book based on an Internet meme. The idea seems manufactured, the physical book added on as a way to monetize webviews and retweets. Creating a product afterwards seems like putting the horse before the cart.... Read More

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The Nostalgist

by Michelle Anne Schingler

To whom do tragedies belong? Griffin Hansbury’s debut novel introduces us to Jonah Soloway, a lonely New York copy editor who is haunted by lost moments and missed opportunities. He can’t shake an autumn memory of his thumb blotting... Read More

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