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People of the River

by Susan Waggoner

Grace Karskens’s engrossing history "People of the River" illuminates Australia’s distant past. The book opens in deep history, describing the topography and course of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, a waterway that curves like a giant... Read More

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Tante Eva

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Paula Bomer’s stark historical novel is set among the detritus left behind when the Berlin Wall fell. After World War II, Eva and her husband, Hugo, made the natural choice to live in the GDR, reasoning that communists saved him from... Read More

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Bone Broth

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Lyndsey Ellis’s thoughtful multigenerational novel "Bone Broth" is set during the days of the Ferguson protests. Justine and Wesley moved to the suburbs to escape the traps set for residents of the Pruitt-Igoe projects. But decades... Read More

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Bear’s Bicycle

by Danielle Ballantyne

Bear is training hard for the woodland’s community bike ride, Summer Scoot. But he can’t seem to find his bicycle legs, even though he is using the same instructional book as everyone else. After running—and crashing—into some... Read More

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