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August 1, 2017

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 1, 2017. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in August 2017.

Book Review

Beer and Gasoline

by Jeremiah Rood

"Beer and Gasoline" is a fun Cold War mystery that cruises through the desert with some old-school spies. John Knoerle’s engaging historical mystery "Beer and Gasoline" blends 1960s Cold War spying and western counterculture. The novel... Read More

Book Review

If I Had the Wings

by Jeff Fleischer

Klonaris uses memory and dialogue as valuable tools to convey her stories, introducing a compelling voice to short fiction. The characters in Helen Klonaris’s If I Had Wings grow up in the Greek-Bahamian neighborhoods of the Bahamas, a... Read More

Book Review

Those Who Run in the Sky

by Hannah Hohman

Inuit culture is presented as complex and fascinating. "Those Who Run in the Sky" is the heartrending and riveting story of a young Inuit boy named Pitu, one of the best hunters in his village with aspirations to be a great leader and... Read More

Book Review

Tasting Georgia

by Matt Sutherland

Ancient, enigmatic Georgia, enviably positioned between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, lays claim to one of history’s greatest civilizing feats: the first domestication of wild grapes more than five thousand years ago. This... Read More

Book Review

Eating Eternity

by Matt Sutherland

God felt so guilty about creating France as the most beautiful place in the world that he somehow needed to make amends. So he created the French people. Bada bing! But he also sprinkled the population with incomparable French chefs and... Read More

Book Review

Black-Eyed Susan

by Amanda Adams

This is a vivid, spirited search for the self, full of creativity and whimsy. Lively and entertaining, Elizabeth Leiknes’s "Black-Eyed Susan" provides great insight into the art of finding oneself. Susan Specter is a bundle of... Read More

Book Review

Little Red Ruthie

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

An enchanting holiday twist on an old fairy-tale classic finds the big bad wolf stalking a basket-carrying little girl on her way to grandmother’s house, or rather, Bubbe Basha’s. Traditional latkes, candle lighting, and retelling... Read More

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