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June 30, 2020

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published June 30, 2020. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in June 2020.

Book Review

Balian d’lbelin

by Jeremiah Rood

Set during the Crusades, "Balian d’lbelin" follows a heroic knight’s efforts to save the kingdom of Jerusalem. Helena P. Schrader’s riveting historical novel "Balian d’lbelin" is set during the Crusades and is filled by battles,... Read More

Book Review

The Collective

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

"The Collective" is Lindsey Whitlock’s alternative American history novel. It’s set in the early 1800s in rural Badfish Creek, a community deep in the Illinois territory where trappers, escaped slaves, and anarchists build their... Read More

Book Review

These Nameless Things

by Karen Rigby

In a purgatorial village that’s dwindled to nine members—all of whom were traumatized in a mountainous “city of suffering”—change is brewing. Shawn Smucker’s "These Nameless Things" is an enigmatic allegory on post-traumatic... Read More

Book Review

The Joy of Sorcery

by Carol Booton

In Sten Nadolny’s masterful "The Joy of Sorcery", magic, love, and family illuminate a tragic time in world history. Pahroc is the sorcerer son of a Paiute Indian man and a Berliner woman. In a series of letters to his young... Read More

Book Review

Of Color

by Rebecca Hussey

Drawing on personal experiences and cultural analysis, Jaswinder Bolina’s essay collection "Of Color" is an important examination of race in the US. The son of Sikh Punjabi immigrants by way of London, Bolina writes about navigating a... Read More