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The Summer of Everything

by Karen Rigby

In Julian Winters’s perceptive young adult novel, "The Summer of Everything", a gay teenager is afraid of loving his best friend. In Santa Monica, Wes is an insecure, comic book-loving geek. He lives above an independent bookstore, and... Read More

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The Entitled

by Karen Rigby

In Nancy Boyarsky’s chilling London mystery, The Entitled, American PI Nicole Graves must clear a teenage murder suspect. Nicole is tasked with bringing home Abigail, an entitled beauty whose view of her wealthy, adoptive parents... Read More

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The Outlook for Earthlings

by Karen Rigby

Next to dazzling, bohemian Scarlet, self-effacing Mel seems circumspect. In the episodic vignettes of Joan Frank’s painstaking character study, "The Outlook for Earthlings", the two friends’ lives are traced across decades with... Read More

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The Paris Children

by Karen Rigby

Inspired by the social work and remarkable courage of Madeleine Lévy, the granddaughter of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Gloria Goldreich’s haunting historical novel "The Paris Children" is centered in the French resistance. The Dreyfus... Read More

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Murder at the Estate Sale

by Karen Rigby

Complemented by a light romance, Lily Charles’s cozy mystery "Murder at the Estate Sale" is set in the rare book world and uncovers rivalry in Atlanta’s occult circle. From reminiscing about the Bodleian to noting tanned pages and... Read More

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The Magdalene Deception

by Karen Rigby

"The Magdalene Deception" is an impassioned thriller that’s directed by Church mysteries, featuring a crystalline portrait of persistence. In Gary McAvoy’s steady, Vatican-set thriller, "The Magdalene Deception", an attractive duo... Read More

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