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April 1, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published April 1, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in April 2021.

Book Review

Writ in Water

by Susan Waggoner

The accomplished biographical novel "Writ in Water" covers John Keats’s life with insight and understanding. James Sulzer’s elegiac novel "Writ in Water" begins as British poet John Keats dies at the age of twenty-five. Accompanied... Read More

Book Review

The Thingity-Jig

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Though all of his forest friends are deep in dreams, little bear is wide awake and restless. He decides to wander into town, where, in an alleyway, he discovers a thingity-jig. Though others might dismiss his find as just a couch, he... Read More

Book Review

Music All Around

by Danielle Ballantyne

Sofia leaves “every salty echo of the sea” behind when she goes to visit her grandparents’ house in the woods, but just because the music changes doesn’t mean it’s lost, and she conducts new movements in the thumping feet of... Read More

Book Review

To Carnival!

by Danielle Ballantyne

When Melba oversleeps and misses her ride to town, she is worried she will miss Carnival. As she works to find a new way to the festivities, she collects her own parade of friends and discovers that the real celebration is the love that... Read More

Book Review

Sumac

by Rebecca Foster

Anas Atassi’s inviting cookbook is named after a spice that is one of two keys to Syrian cuisine. The other indispensable element, Atassi contends, is figurative: “nafas,” which literally means breath, but also connotes “the art... Read More

Book Review

Bone Tree

by Ho Lin

With an appealing mix of spooky suspense and comedy, "Bone Tree" tackles a serious, delicate subject: dealing with the loss of a loved one. Sixth-graders Roman and Elsie are best friends. Tragedy strikes when Roman is diagnosed with... Read More

Book Review

The Seven Doors

by Karen Rigby

In "The Seven Doors", Agnes Ravatn’s sinuous, taut Nordic noir, an academic pieces together the truth about her missing tenant’s past to arrive at a devastating conclusion. Sixty-one-year-old Nina faces the demolition of her beloved... Read More

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