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A Particular Madness

by Catherine Thureson

Sheldon Russell’s heartbreaking historical novel "A Particular Madness" is set in midcentury rural Oklahoma. Jacob is the second child in a poor farming family. Much of his childhood is spent in isolation. He has little interest in, or... Read More

Book Review

Root and Ritual

by Catherine Thureson

Becca Piastrelli’s insightful spiritual text includes advice for living a satisfying life by connecting to one’s land, lineage, community, and self. Each of the book’s four sections begins with a philosophical discussion of the... Read More

Book Review

Bitter Magic

by Catherine Thureson

Based on the life story of a confessed witch, Nancy Hayes Kilgore’s engrossing historical novel "Bitter Magic" concerns a teenager with a dangerous interest in magic. In the harsh religious climate of seventeenth-century Scotland,... Read More

Book Review

Euphoria Kids

by Catherine Thureson

In Alison Evans’s fantastical novel "Euphoria Kids", three LGBTQ+ teenagers learn about the magic stirring in the forest around their Australian home. Babs is made of fire. When she was small, she was cursed by a witch. Now, she is... Read More

Book Review

Down World

by Catherine Thureson

Rebecca Phelps’s inventive novel "Down World" crosses multiple dimensions and timelines as a teenager searches for a way to heal her family and correct a tragedy that should never have happened. Sixteen-year-old Marina recognizes some... Read More

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