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Piranesi

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Susanna Clarke’s wondrous and moving novel "Piranesi", a gentle man finds the tranquility of his vast but bounded world challenged by visitors from the outside. Piranesi lives in a house whose halls seem endless. He’s been close... Read More

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The Lying Life of Adults

by Eileen Gonzalez

The pain of adolescence is complicated by family secrets and persistent grudges in Elena Ferrante’s devastating novel, "The Lying Life of Adults". For thirteen-year-old Giovanna, her father’s side of the family has always been a... Read More

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Beneficence

by Michelle Anne Schingler

When love is great, its loss can consume you; so a family learns in Meredith Hall’s delicate, poignant novel, "Beneficence". Doris became a Senter the day her husband, Tup, brought her to his family farm. She was happy to settle into... Read More

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Living Color

by Danielle Ballantyne

A Mexican American girl progresses from kindergarten to graduation in 1960s and ’70s California in "Living Color", a collection of linked stories by Donna Miscolta. One of four children in a transient Navy family, Angie Rubio knows she... Read More

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