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October 2012

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published October 2012.

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Jenny Rat

by Jill Allen

Simons’ "Jenny Rat" updates Nabakov’s Lolita for the twenty-first century with its observations on the nature of humanity. For Michael Ingram and fourteen-year-old Jenny, the main characters in Martin Simons’s striking, poignant... Read More

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True View

by Mark McLaughlin

Quick and compelling, the mystery in this thriller peels open like an onion, offering a unique premise and believable characters. “Remote viewers” allegedly use extra-sensory perception and out-of-body experiences to find, track,... Read More

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The Haunting

by Jill Allen

The chilling cover of Thomas Morley’s potentially effective second book, "The Haunting", invites ghost lovers to see what lurks within. Ethereal lettering hovers above the misty maw of a dark door. The haunting in mention happens to... Read More

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The Education Of Amal

by Jeannine Chartier Hanscom

Amal seems to have every advantage a young woman could hope for: a wealthy family, a bright future, and a natural beauty so stunning that everyone who crosses her path is overcome by it. But appearances can be deceiving, and beneath the... Read More

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The Stamp Collector

A haunting account of two Asian writers jailed for their political views reveals the occasional power of stories to earn freedom for prisoners. The stamps in the title represent the letters from distant writers touched by the... Read More

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Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

When a mouse seeks refuge in an orchestra’s practice room, what ensues is a rib-tickling romp with valuable lessons about classical music conveyed without effort or guile. Meet the bassoon, the clarinet, the flute, and their friends... Read More

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The Herd Boy

Young Malusi tends to his grandfather’s goats and sheep in South Africa. When a baboon attacks one of the lambs, Malusi must decide how to handle the situation. Is there a lesson in this experience for a little herd boy who dreams of... Read More

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