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May 19, 2020

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 19, 2020. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2020.

Book Review

Beloved Comrades

by Kristine Morris

"Beloved Comrades" is a moving novel about a religious community that’s formed to welcome a variety of members. In the stories of Yermiyahu Ahron Taub’s novel "Beloved Comrades", a new Orthodox synagogue brings a sense of comfort and... Read More

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The Goddess Twins

by Aimee Jodoin

Yodassa Williams’s "The Goddess Twins" is an impressive, commanding novel about black girl magic. A few days before their eighteenth birthday, strange things begin to happen to twins Arden and Aurora. Their mother flies to London for a... Read More

Book Review

Answer Creek

by Susan Waggoner

Ashley E. Sweeney’s novelization of the Donner Party fuses history, realism, and luminous prose. Ada is nineteen when she’s orphaned just after her wagon caravan leaves Missouri for California. Instead of turning back, Ada joins the... Read More

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by Meg Nola

In Anna Dorn’s "Vagablonde", Prue, a Los Angeles lawyer, hopes to wean herself off of various psychotropic prescriptions. Prue is also an aspiring rapper, despite the fact that she is bourgeois and has “the coloring of a Nazi.” As... Read More

Book Review

The Invisible

by Susan Waggoner

In Seb Doubinsky’s dystopian novel "The Invisible", politics are the only game in town. Georg is appointed as the commissioner of New Babylon, a large metropolis where politics, corporations, and journalism merge to form a monolithic... Read More