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Karen Rigby, Book Reviewer

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Unravel

by Karen Rigby

In Sharon Jennings’s brisk, emotional novel "Unravel", a young heroine finds the courage to separate herself from her father’s lies and uncover the truth. Though she is almost twelve, Rebecca has never attended school. She lives with... Read More

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Stella

by Karen Rigby

In McCall Hoyle’s endearing novel "Stella", a beagle searches for redemption—and her human being. Stella is a service dog who failed to sniff out an explosive at an airport. She feels guilt because her handler suffered in the... Read More

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The Seven Doors

by Karen Rigby

In "The Seven Doors", Agnes Ravatn’s sinuous, taut Nordic noir, an academic pieces together the truth about her missing tenant’s past to arrive at a devastating conclusion. Sixty-one-year-old Nina faces the demolition of her beloved... Read More

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The Salt Fields

by Karen Rigby

In Stacy D. Flood’s brooding historical novel "The Salt Fields", a Black man migrates from the South and journeys inward toward reconciliation. In 1947, Minister boards the Dawn Lightning to flee the Carolinas, where his ancestors were... Read More

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Vidas

by Karen Rigby

Edward Stanton’s "Vidas" gathers his encounters with Mexicans and his travels through Spain in rhapsodic essays that mine his lifelong fascination with Latino cultures. Stanton’s interest in Latino cultures was initiated by a... Read More

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Ghosts of New York

by Karen Rigby

In Jim Lewis’s wondrous novel "Ghosts of New York", encounters among strangers result in unexpected relationships, and a montage that celebrates a city of manifold graces. Lewis’s observant, gradual stories are linked by recurrent... Read More

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