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May 1, 2019

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 1, 2019. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2019.

Book Review

The Salmon Way

by Matt Sutherland

The noble Pacific salmon—born in freshwater, coming of age in the ocean, back to streams and rivers to spawn and die—is so integral to the Alaskan psyche as to be family. In the broad expanses of our forty-ninth state, the return of... Read More

Book Review

Haig's Coup

by Joe Taylor

Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Ray Locker’s second book about the Nixon White House is Haig’s Coup, an inside view of the besieged president’s final sixteen months in office as seen by his closest adviser, General Alexander Haig.... Read More

Book Review

Far Flung

by Kristine Morris

Underlying Cassandra Kircher’s intimate and moving essays on nature, family, and adventures in the wild there are secrets: of a beloved father whose silences and rages marked her childhood; of the people who traveled to the mountains,... Read More

Book Review

In the Midst of the Sea

by Angela McQuay

Dark, emotional, and incredibly creepy, Sean Padraic McCarthy’s "In the Midst of the Sea" is an unsettling supernatural thriller. Diana agrees to move to Martha’s Vineyard with her husband Ford and their young daughter Sam, but she... Read More

Book Review

Attend

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In West Camel’s "Attend", something mythic lingers just below the surface of Deptford, England, that will bind together three lives at loose ends. A recovering drug addict, middle-aged Anne has moved home to face her family, sobriety,... Read More

Book Review

Overkill

by Angela McQuay

Vanda Symon introduces a cheeky, brave new heroine in "Overkill", the first in her Sam Shephard series of mysteries set in New Zealand. When Sam, the lone officer in tiny Mataura, is called in to investigate a missing person case, she... Read More

Book Review

The Rise of Winter

by Catherine Thureson

Set in a time and place when humans have already nearly destroyed the Earth once, Alex Lyttle’s "The Rise of Winter" is a richly imagined middle grade fantasy about a young girl who joins with a select group of animals to protect the... Read More

Book Review

Book Collecting Now

by Susan Waggoner

Matthew Budman’s "Book Collecting Now" is both an enthusiastic, clear-eyed look at book collecting in the digital age and an info-rich primer for those who want to begin, expand, or refocus their collections. Despite predictions, print... Read More