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December 15, 2015

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published December 15, 2015. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in December 2015.

Book Review

The Perfect Tear

by Vernieda Vergara

"The Perfect Tear" is an interesting take on a familiar tale about a humble girl who saves the world. Connie Lansberg weaves an intriguing world where music creates life in "The Perfect Tear". In this updated fairy tale that blends... Read More

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by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Jacob Reckless, treasure hunter and risk taker extraordinaire, is back with his pensive brother, Will, in The Golden Yarn, third in Cornelia Funke’s mesmerizing MirrorWorld series. Translated from its original German by Oliver Latsch... Read More

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Killing Pilgrim

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Part historical fiction, part political thriller, "Killing Pilgrim" is the second installment of the Marko della Torre series from Alen Mattich. Set during the onset of the explosive war that divided Yugoslavia in the early ’90s, della... Read More

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Paul Bunyan

by Susan Waggoner

Paul Bunyan is reimagined as a man, not a myth, whose personality is giant but whose challenges are all too human. Myth and plausible reality merge seamlessly in "Paul Bunyan", Darryl Wimberly’s fictional account of Bunyan as a mortal... Read More

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A General Theory of Oblivion

by Karen Rigby

Survival and human resourcefulness are explored in this entertaining cross section of life in Angola. José Eduardo Agualusa presents a novel that turns self-preservation and fear into a prismatic exploration of survival. "A General... Read More

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Red Icon

by Margaret Cullison

Set during a pivotal time in Europe, this thriller is a vivid mix of political intrigue, religious fanaticism, and cold-blooded murder. The sixth book in Sam Eastland’s Inspector Pekkala crime series moves deftly back and forth between... Read More

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For You Were Strangers

by Meg Nola

A historically resonant post-Civil War mystery features Chicago itself as the star. Like its predecessor Shall We Not Revenge, D. M. Pirrone’s "For You Were Strangers" follows Chicago police detective Frank Hanley as he encounters a... Read More