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Always Will

by Allyce Amidon

This lighthearted romantic comedy pushes its self-assured female protagonist down a constantly twisting path toward adulthood. Having a crush on an older sibling’s best friend is practically a right of passage for teens. The problem... Read More

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Pascin

by Allyce Amidon

This is a whirlwind biography of Jules Pascin, “The Prince of Montparnasse,” a bohemian Jewish artist who lived and worked in France in the 1920s. Various vignettes from his life are portrayed, illuminating Pascin’s voracious sex... Read More

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Ghetto Brothers

by Allyce Amidon

The best way to stay safe living in the Bronx in the 1960s and ‘70s was to join a gang, which was exactly what Benjamin “Benjy” Melendez, the son of Puerto Rican immigrants, did, eventually forming and running the Ghetto Brothers... Read More

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Roses in December

by Allyce Amidon

Sometimes the best way to deal with a tough topic is through comic form. This collection of Crankshaft comics brings together the long-running strip’s two Alzheimer’s stories: Helen and her husband (Crankshaft’s friend Ralph) and... Read More

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The Lost Concerto

by Allyce Amidon

With a musician’s attention to the emotions that help us create a picture of our world, Helaine Mario weaves imagery with a thrilling plot. A grieving musician must come to grips with the guilt she feels about the deaths of her husband... Read More

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