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February 9, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published February 9, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in February 2021.

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by Angela McQuay

The Chicago transit system is the nexus of two seemingly unconnected murders in Tiffany Cates’s unsettling, satisfying novel M-Theory. Donovan rides the train every day, taking note of the different people whom he sees on a regular... Read More

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by Eileen Gonzalez

In Sally Bellerose’s novel "Fishwives", an elderly lesbian couple looks back on their lives together. Regina and Jackie have been together for sixty years. They are in mediocre health, can’t afford groceries without coupons, and are... Read More

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Summer Brother

by Aimee Jodoin

A boy becomes an unwitting caregiver as he navigates puberty in Jaap Robben’s coming-of-age novel "Summer Brother". When Brian is thirteen, his disabled older brother, Lucien, comes to live with him and their uncaring, impoverished... Read More

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by Erika Harlitz Kern

Amy Nathan’s inspiring book covers two families on opposite sides of the legacy of Jim Crow. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an Black shoemaker from New Orleans, bought a first class train ticket to Covington, Louisiana. When the train... Read More

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The Orchard House

by Karen Rigby

Heidi Chiavaroli’s novel "The Orchard House" is a tribute to Louisa May Alcott, whose historic home and writing speak to women’s need for refuge. When she was a teenager, Taylor was adopted by the Bennett family, whose kindness she... Read More

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