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The Gondola Maker

by Kandy Alameda

Descriptions and explanations intertwine, creating a believable setting and a connection to the narrator. Luca Vianello’s future is set in stone: from inheriting the family gondola business to his betrothal to Annalisa, the... Read More

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Beyond the Scars

by Kandy Alameda

Anguish sears the pages of this novel, and the author’s experience in Nairobi brings terrorism’s aftermath to life. How does a person cope after experiencing immeasurable tragedy—the world shaking from a bomb blast and the loss of... Read More

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A Perfect Armenian

by Kandy Alameda

Topouzian balances the fast pace of his novel with familial love and hope for a culture facing cataclysmic loss. The hatred, wars, and loss of life faced by Armenians are not commonly discussed, but in his novel, "A Perfect Armenian",... Read More

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In Velvet

by Kandy Alameda

This thrilling novel has a breathless pace that combines science and nature to create nail-biting tension. Bears are hibernating in summer and Irish elk have returned from extinction. With such strange occurrences happening in... Read More

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Annie’s Legacy

by Kandy Alameda

Ratcliff’s clever use of imagery delights the senses. Faced with worry and fear, Annie’s dreams take over and she relives the history of her ancestors. "Annie’s Legacy" by Elizabeth Ratcliff follows several generations of Annie and... Read More

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The Rule of Ranging 2

by Kandy Alameda

Kestrel uses a cinematic approach to showcase the setting, engaging all the senses in this historical novel. The 1750s were a turbulent time, especially for someone like Finn, a member of the Roger Rangers who has some growing to do. In... Read More

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