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Karen Rigby, Book Reviewer

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The Alchemy of Noise

by Karen Rigby

Part awakening, part trial by fire, "The Alchemy of Noise" is a timely social novel that unfolds with tenderness and cruelty. A story on fresh beginnings marred by police brutality, "The Alchemy of Noise" tests the limits of love.... Read More

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It's Just a Bunnypalooza

by Karen Rigby

It’s Just a Bunnypalooza champions the power of imagination to bring people together. Third in a series for three- to six-year-olds, It’s Just a Bunnypalooza sees Lizzy returning for a lesson on staying true to her instincts. Brenda... Read More

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A Monster Like Me

by Karen Rigby

Sophie’s got a hemangioma—a sure sign that she’s a monster, she thinks. In Wendy S. Swore’s tender A Monster Like Me, the imaginative grade schooler battles isolation and bullying to discover that growing stronger sometimes means... Read More

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Split-Level

by Karen Rigby

"Split-Level" is a literary novel that navigates intimate struggles with unforgettable style. Sande Boritz Berger sets a 1970s Jersey housewife on a provocative collision course in "Split-Level", a sharp portrait of female empowerment.... Read More

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Brunch at Bittersweet Café

by Karen Rigby

Sweet dreams take flight between a pastry chef who’s lost her way and a pilot looking to avoid a relationship in "Brunch at Bittersweet Café". Carla Laureano’s second title in the Supper Club series melds Christian romance with... Read More

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Root Cause

by Karen Rigby

This glamorous thriller is enhanced by Laine’s background as a beverage manager and connoisseur. Ecoterrorism meets terroir in "Root Cause", an incisive new mystery that centers on an international search for the source behind a... Read More

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Helium Heels

by Karen Rigby

"Helium Heels" is a farm-centered picture book that takes unusual risks. Ghostly pranksters bring a touch of danger in E. Dorinda Shelley’s eccentric picture book "Helium Heels". With folk art by Eleanor A. Hutton, this day at the farm... Read More

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