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September 8, 2020

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published September 8, 2020. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in September 2020.

Book Review

Before She Was Helen

by Michelle Anne Schingler

As it controverts stereotypes regarding the formidability of villains and the fragility of senior citizens, Caroline B. Cooney’s mystery novel "Before She Was Helen" is a delight. Clemmie is a resident of Sun City, a retirees’... Read More

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Even As We Breathe

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In the hot Southern summer of "Even As We Breathe", the groundbreaking first novel from Cherokee writer Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, a young man’s loyalties and foundational stories are tested. WWII cleared the Carolina mountains of... Read More

Book Review

Beneficence

by Michelle Anne Schingler

When love is great, its loss can consume you; so a family learns in Meredith Hall’s delicate, poignant novel, "Beneficence". Doris became a Senter the day her husband, Tup, brought her to his family farm. She was happy to settle into... Read More

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Egyptian Flavors

by Rebecca Foster

From dips to desserts, Dyna Eldaief’s "Egyptian Flavors" is a fond tribute to her homeland’s culinary customs. Eldaief finds that “cooking food that is part of my heritage is like looking through a portal to the past.” For her... Read More

Book Review

The Summer of Everything

by Karen Rigby

In Julian Winters’s perceptive young adult novel, "The Summer of Everything", a gay teenager is afraid of loving his best friend. In Santa Monica, Wes is an insecure, comic book-loving geek. He lives above an independent bookstore, and... Read More

Book Review

A Flood of Posies

by Claire Foster

In a flooded future haunted by fearsome leviathans, Thea struggles with addiction, the loss of her sister, and hostile conditions. "A Flood of Posies" is gripping speculative fiction about unexpressed trauma. Scrappy and abrasive, Thea... Read More

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