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September 14, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published September 14, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in September 2021.

Book Review

Defy the Night

by Danielle Ballantyne

The first volume of a new fantasy series from bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer, "Defy the Night" pivots around two young adults who are determined to regain control of their destinies. Kandala was already embroiled in infighting... Read More

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And....

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Pops of color and creatures with quizzical expressions make this story about how all is connected a visual and meditative delight. A child is cautioned not to disturb a butterfly that’s feasting on a flower; they’re warned that if... Read More

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The Ghost Dancers

by Eileen Gonzalez

Written thirty years ago and now published posthumously, Adrian C. Louis’s novel "The Ghost Dancers" is about the violence that enables a father-son reunion. The Wilson family descends from a powerful medicine man, but the glory of the... Read More

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In the Name of Emmett Till

by Wendy Hinman

"In the Name of Emmett Till" shares the inspiring history of Mississippi’s early civil rights activists. The book opens with a timeline of early civil rights events before it tells the stories of people who were spurred to action by... Read More

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The Blue Book of Nebo

by Elaine Chiew

Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Manon Steffan Ros’s "The Blue Book of Nebo" is an elegant, elegiac novel that tempers the enormity of nuclear Armageddon with personal, intimate relationships. Rowenna and her... Read More

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Names in a Jar

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Family, identity, and loyalty are at stake in Jennifer Gold’s historical novel "Names in a Jar", a coming-of-age story set during the Holocaust. Lina Krawitz wants to be a storyteller and writer, but when her mother dies while giving... Read More

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The New Manifesto

by Kristen Rabe

You will never read a book quite like Sam Ernst’s experimental novel "The New Manifesto", whose wildly creative, careening story defies expectations. Described as the first and only novel by prolific biographer Arthur B. Johnson, the... Read More

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