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Summer Cannibals

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Melanie Hobson’s "Summer Cannibals" is a vibrant, vicious family portrait in which three adult daughters come home. The family matriarch, Margaret, has summoned everyone to rally around her very pregnant daughter, Pippa. The girls’... Read More

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Liar Liar

by Meredith Grahl Counts

In "Liar Liar", a high-profile California rape trial seems a little suspicious. Nancy Boyarsky’s tough and likable protagonist Nicole Graves thinks so, too. It’s Nicole’s assignment to protect a college student who has accused a... Read More

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Thin Rising Vapors

by Meredith Grahl Counts

In Seth Rogoff’s melancholy novel, "Thin Rising Vapors", a man tries to step out of time in the year-round solitude of a remote Maine summer home. Monkish, Thoreau-quoting Abel is revealed only after his death by apparent suicide, when... Read More

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(Extra)Ordinary Women

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Kristin Bartzokis’s "(Extra)Ordinary Women" features ten contemporary stories of women who’ve been through hell and back. The hardships they endured are related with their firsthand input and a steady authorial tone. Each chapter is... Read More

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The Third Degree

by Meredith Grahl Counts

In "The Third Degree", Scott D. Seligman examines a 100-year-old murder case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The book is especially timely in its examinations of American police practices and attitudes about immigration.... Read More

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