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The Subtweet

by Meg Nola

Vivek Shraya’s "The Subtweet" is a sharp, encompassing story about a creative friendship that’s promoted, and later imploded, by the kinetic energy of Twitter. Contrasting emotional vulnerability and connective need with desires for... Read More

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Accidentals

by Meg Nola

In Susan M. Gaines’s intricate and informative novel "Accidentals", a twenty-three-year-old, Gabriel, takes an unexpected voyage with his mother, Lili, back to her native Uruguay. To do this, Gabriel quits his well-paying yet... Read More

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b, Book, and Me

by Meg Nola

The two girls central to Kim Sagwa’s haunting "b, Book, and Me" face bullying, their parents’ indifference, and a sense of helpless displacement. Teachers pretend not to notice what happens to Rang and b, averting their eyes or... Read More

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The Clutter Remedy

by Meg Nola

Marla Stone’s "The Clutter Remedy" approaches the issue of possessions that overwhelm people’s lives in cohesive and compassionate terms, addressing the root causes of clutter and suggesting holistic methods of emotional healing and... Read More

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Would I Lie to You?

by Meg Nola

Judi Ketteler’s "Would I Lie to You?" surveys society’s levels of dishonesty and deception, showing that even seemingly sincere people can drift into untruths. Featuring analyses of honesty and guidance from experts in psychological... Read More

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Dreamland

by Meg Nola

In Nancy Bilyeau’s "Dreamland", the staid, guarded world of New York’s upper class is invigorated by Coney Island’s seaside air and spectacle. Set in 1911, "Dreamland"‘s bright, witty heroine is twenty-year-old heiress Peggy... Read More

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Christmas in Austin

by Meg Nola

In Benjamin Markovits’s novel "Christmas in Austin", the Essinger family gathers for the holidays, its siblings traveling from England and the East Coast back to Texas, where festive lights twinkle amid agave plants and the air smells... Read More

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Mighty Justice

by Meg Nola

Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s powerful memoir "Mighty Justice" covers her devotion to legal, racial, and gender equality. Roundtree was born in 1914, and in her 104 years worked as both an attorney and a minister to fight for the rights of... Read More

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