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Karen Rigby, Book Reviewer

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Stockboy Nation

by Karen Rigby

"Stockboy Nation" is a contemporary novel about growing through hardships. In Thomas Duffy’s novel "Stockboy Nation", a former bestselling author deals with midlife insecurity after his job prospects wane. Phillip, a New Yorker in his... Read More

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The Printer and the Strumpet

by Karen Rigby

In the entertaining historical novel "The Printer and the Strumpet", the American Revolution is seen from the perspective of a flawed wordsmith. In Larry Brill’s satirical historical novel, "The Printer and the Strumpet", a colorful... Read More

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The Eves

by Karen Rigby

Heartfelt personal discoveries are made, and rich friendships formed, in the warm novel "The Eves". In Grace Sammon’s redemptive novel, "The Eves", a woman’s private estrangements threaten to engulf her—until she finds a healing... Read More

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Crooked Lines

by Karen Rigby

"Crooked Lines" is a cerebral satirical novel that dwells in a perilous, divisive near future in which a handful of believers band together to make their mark. Jeffrey F. Meyer’s "Crooked Lines" is an incisive cat-and-mouse thriller in... Read More

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I'm Not Very Good at It

by Karen Rigby

Sincere in its depiction of growing past self-doubt, the picture book I’m Not Very Good At It encourages positive outlooks. In Darrel Gregory’s encouraging picture book I’m Not Very Good at It, a mother suggests a means for her... Read More

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Martha Moody

by Karen Rigby

Susan Stinson’s "Martha Moody" is an exuberant, cheeky Western in which sensual hunger steers an offbeat homesteader toward freedom. Stuck in a dull marriage, Amanda is a Bible reader with an overactive imagination. She’s closest to... Read More

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Unceasing Militant

by Karen Rigby

Alison M. Parker’s salient academic biography of undersung civil rights and women’s rights activist Mary Eliza Church Terrell analyzes excerpts from Terrell’s diary, letters, and autobiography to depict how personal and public... Read More

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Vindicated

by Karen Rigby

Kathleen Williams Renk’s novel "Vindicated" reimagines Mary Shelley’s life through diary entries. At fourteen, Mary misses her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while giving birth to her. So she adopts the mantle of a free... Read More

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