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October 1, 2019

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

Book Review

Scattered Clouds

by Matt Sutherland

By avoiding cumbersome punctuation and the formality of capitalization, Reuben Jackson lullabies his way into treasured-voice status, quiet yet forceful. A jazz scholar and former curator with the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington... Read More

Book Review

Carrying Water to the Field

by Matt Sutherland

Precise in the language of everyday, rich in wisdom and maturity, Joyce Sutphen’s newest collection, her eighth, speaks to her comfort with farm life, travel, aging, the distortions of memory. Sutphen is Minnesota’s poet laureate and... Read More

Book Review

The Return

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Follow along as a woman in a polka dot dress leaves the big city behind in a yellow bus, emerging on an lonely road with hills all around and a tiny cottage in the distance. In this wordless story with a lot to say, the woman’s arrival... Read More

Book Review

The Space Train

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Uncovering a vintage space train thrills Jakob, who longs to meet new friends, and his grandmother, who reminisces about travelling through galaxies in style. Restoring the space train takes a lot of hard work, but with the help of some... Read More

Book Review

Lost and Found

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Without words and against stark white backdrops, a story unfolds about a kindhearted Indigenous girl and her unlikely friend. Trekking home alone over austere icy fields, the girl shares her warmth and freshly caught fish with a... Read More

Book Review

Not Yet a Yeti

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Small and friendly in a community of ferocious giants, George wonders when he will grow big and strong and terrifying like his yeti mom and dad. Even Grandad and Sister can make adventurous hikers scream and run away. Polaroid snapshots... Read More

Book Review

Resurrection Girls

by Mya Alexice

Mystical and paranormal while at the same time all too real in its portrayal of grief, Ava Morgyn’s searing "Resurrection Girls" is a refined, startling debut that brims with authorial skill. Though geared toward young adults, it... Read More

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