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January 26, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published January 26, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in January 2021.

Book Review

To Calais, In Ordinary Time

by Kristine Morris

"To Calais, In Ordinary Time" is a brilliant novel set in medieval times. In it, a group of travelers races against the Black Death on a journey that leads each to an unexpected destination. In 1348, as the Black Death sweeps into... Read More

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The Double Happiness Cookbook

by Melissa Wuske

Accomplished chef Trevor Lui shares delectable, Asian-inspired recipes in his inventive "The Double Happiness Cookbook". These recipes, which break the bounds of cuisine and culture, begin with Lui’s story. He grew up as a... Read More

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Roots of Wood and Stone

by Karen Rigby

In Amanda Wen’s sensitive Christian novel Roots of Wood and Stone, a nineteenth-century diary draws a Kansas pair closer as they unearth personal pains. Sloane, the curator of the Sedgwick County Museum of History, is an adoptee, drawn... Read More

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Name Your Mountain

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

"Name Your Mountain" continues the story of a Choctaw teenager and his tight-knit basketball team; they help each other through tough games and tougher issues, including parents with alcohol problems and vengeful criminals. Full of... Read More

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One Simple Thing

by Ho Lin

Rodney is a twelve-year-old with a predilection for adult comics who’s stuck in Hope, a dead end Wyoming town. Nadine is a wary drifter on the run from life and failed relationships, shacked up in the backwoods of Washington state.... Read More

Book Review

The Hare

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Melanie Finn’s novel "The Hare" interrogates the complicated, often messy aesthetics of modern womanhood. Rosie is guileless, yearning, and eighteen when she submits a delicate self-portrait as part of a lark application to Parsons;... Read More

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by Kristine Morris

Ben Hopkins’s epic historical novel, "Cathedral", is the riveting story of the lives and motivations of cathedral builders: of humble serfs turned quarry workers; of visionary artists; of those who collected the harsh taxes and... Read More

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