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The Angel of Lorraine

by Brandee Gruener

Centering military details, the historical novel "The Angel of Lorraine" concerns the fights between the English and the French during Joan of Arc’s time. Peter Tallon’s detailed historical novel "The Angel of Lorraine" follows Joan... Read More

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Cotton Teeth

by Brandee Gruener

"Cotton Teeth" is a memoir that holds its audience in thrall by applying humor and style to its stories of endurance. Told with a comic’s dark wit, Glenn Rockowitz’s "Cotton Teeth" is an unsettling, unsparing memoir about the ravages... Read More

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Sugaring Down

by Brandee Gruener

The historical novel "Sugaring Down" shows that it’s all too easy to go too far when you’re trying to change the world. Young activists are determined to transform society in Dan Chodorkoff’s historical novel "Sugaring Down", which... Read More

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Drums in the Distance

by Brandee Gruener

Joe Mulhall’s "Drums in the Distance" documents growing alarm from a two-decade fight against far-right extremism. A blend of journalism, history, and memoir, "Drums in the Distance" serves as a dramatic warning of the resurgence of... Read More

Book Review

My Famous Brain

by Brandee Gruener

In the literary novel "My Famous Brain", a departed man reflects on his past with nostalgia. In Diane Wald’s charming novel "My Famous Brain", a psychologist probes the events of his life after the fact. Fusty Professor MacLeod was a... Read More

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The Given

by Brandee Gruener

"The Given" is a radiant fantasy novel in which a young adult grows into her magical powers and embraces them. In Gary Clark’s fantasy novel The Given, teenagers flee a government that wishes to capture and neutralize anyone with... Read More

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