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July 1, 2015

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published July 1, 2015. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in July 2015.

Book Review

Papa’s Backpack

by Catherine Reed-Thureson

The separation of a military parent from his or her children can be very painful. This simple story about a young bear wishing he could ride in his father’s backpack as he goes to war is highly relatable and beautifully represents the... Read More

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by Karen Ackland

A spirited mother-daughter road trip to Mexico takes a turn for the humorous when long-dead relatives start showing up. "Fling!", Lily Iona Mackenzie’s debut novel, is a romp from Canada to Mexico that includes long-lost relatives,... Read More

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Animals as Food

by Barry Silverstein

An informed perspective and an objective voice contribute authority to this critique of animal farming and consumption. In identifying the primary reasons why she wrote "Animals as Food", Amy Fitzgerald points out several factors that... Read More

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The Lost Concerto

by Allyce Amidon

With a musician’s attention to the emotions that help us create a picture of our world, Helaine Mario weaves imagery with a thrilling plot. A grieving musician must come to grips with the guilt she feels about the deaths of her husband... Read More

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by Michelle Anne Schingler

Raw prose evokes the animal nature of these inquisitive characters who fight for redemption across the globe. Ashley Mayne’s newest novel reads like a fevered dream as it trades between the accounts of a priest and a young man for whom... Read More

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Adobe Flats

by Amanda McCorquodale

The stories in this collection revere the land surrounding the drama, a mysticism that seems to guide characters in and out of trouble. “At an empty table I sat and listened to the tired voices of forsaken souls seemingly trapped in a... Read More