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June 15, 2020

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published June 15, 2020. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in June 2020.

Book Review

Dear Durwood

by John M. Murray

In the pulp mystery "Dear Durwood", a gallant ex-soldier defends a blue-collar town from a legal coup—and finds romance, too. In Jeff Bond’s mystery novel "Dear Durwood", a hero with a heart of gold throws himself into saving a small... Read More

Book Review

The South of Black Forgiveness

by Bianca Bowers

Told as a series of stories, "The South of Black Forgiveness" exposes racial prejudice among police. Donna Clovis’s novel in vignettes, "The South of Black Forgiveness", moves between crime scenes to confront police militarization and... Read More

Book Review

My Name Is Immigrant

by Matt Sutherland

Call me Immigrant. In your country, I do the essential work to keep your living standards high, even as you jeer at me and pay me nowhere near the same dollars you do to your exalted citizens, for the same work. Of late, I am coming into... Read More

Book Review

Marie Antoinette's World

by Eileen Gonzalez

Will Bashor puts Marie Antoinette’s tumultuous life under the microscope in his historical analysis, Marie Antoinette’s World. Marie Antoinette has long been shrouded in secrecy and scandal, from her marriage to indecisive Louis XVI... Read More

Book Review

Anarchy of the Mice

by John M. Murray

The pulp thriller "Anarchy of the Mice" is inflected with interesting social commentary. In Jeff Bond’s engrossing novel "Anarchy of the Mice", an unlikely trio stands against a hacker collective. In the near future, corruption spreads... Read More

Book Review

Songs from a Voice

by Aimee Jodoin

Based on the early life of Bob Dylan, Baron Wormser’s "Songs from a Voice" is a meditation on the nature of poetry and identity in the evolving culture of America’s mid-twentieth century. Abe grows up in lower middle class Jewish... Read More

Book Review

Half

by Linda Thorlakson

Sharon Harrigan’s "Half" mimics the triumphant defects of every family in its excavations of the peculiar remains of one. Narrated through the entwined perceptions and insights of identical twins, seldom heard by anyone other than the... Read More

Book Review

Sleepovers

by Karla Strand

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips’s gritty short story collection "Sleepovers" is bold in exploring rural life in the US South. Its entries reflect upon family, childhood, relationships, and loss against backdrops of poverty, abuse, and... Read More