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June 7, 2016

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published June 7, 2016. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in June 2016.

Book Review

A Fine How Do You Do

by Jade Belzberg

This light and readable novel is full of eccentric and charming characters. "A Fine How Do You Do" by Patty Dickson follows a devoted husband of forty years as he abandons his Pennsylvania hometown and takes up residence in a quaint,... Read More

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Super Extra Grande

by Susan Waggoner

Large animal veterinary practice takes on gargantuan proportions in Yoss’s "Super Extra Grande", a romp of a novel that weds sci-fi and high farce. In a future that has cracked the code on intergalactic travel, narrator Dr. Jan Sangan... Read More

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Buying a Bride

by Matt Sutherland

We know what you’re thinking: mail-order marriages involve socially challenged, disagreeable men and desperate foreign women. Well, you’re partly right. Even so, the four-hundred-year history of bride buying is complicated by the... Read More

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Becoming Amish

by Kristine Morris

Smith’s insightful book is an honest and respectful look at the joys, and the costs, one American family experienced as they sought to align their lifestyle with their deepest beliefs. Jeff Smith’s "Becoming Amish" is the intimate... Read More

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Jamestown, Alaska

by Jeff Fleischer

"Jamestown, Alaska" is fast-paced and effective, blending the absurd and the cruelly twisted aspects of the committee’s plan. In Frank Turner Hollon’s "Jamestown, Alaska", a novelist receives a cryptic invitation to become the... Read More

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The Edge of the Fall

by Hannah Hohman

This subtle and moving historical fiction focuses on women’s changing roles in postwar periods. Kate Williams’s "The Edge of the Fall" is an able second entry to a trilogy, focusing on the aftermath of the First World War and its... Read More

Book Review

Banjo

by Matt Sutherland

This unassuming instrument arrived in the American South with West African slaves in the 1600s and lifted the spirits of countless plantation gatherings right up till the time that thoroughly uncivil war put an end to legal enslavement.... Read More

Book Review

Exoneree Diaries

by Howard Lovy

This book not only chronicles the struggles after freedom, but its subtext asks, to what extent does society owe them something? Every now and then, a tiny crack of light shows through the dark, brutal realities of the US criminal... Read More

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