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Michelle Anne Schingler, Book Reviewer

Ever since a kind librarian gifted a discarded board book to a very young Michelle, she’s regarded books as transformational. Her transition from divinity school into library work and book reviewing felt like a natural one. She likes books that surprise her by making her laugh out loud, that make her feel new and widening feelings, and that brim with quirkiness, and she still cannot resist the magic of a free book. She is the managing editor of Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

Unholy Land

by Michelle Anne Schingler

There are some who know many faces of the divine, but their knowledge is not necessarily desirable. Lavie Tidhar’s stunning science fiction adventure, "Unholy Land", moves between incarnations of Jewish being with alacrity, hunger, and... Read More

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Digging Up the Dead

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Throughout this appealing pulp mystery, the heroine chases ghosts both ancient and contemporary in pursuit of truth. A throwback to young woman sleuth novels of days past, Meredith Lee’s "Digging Up the Dead" is a cheerful mystery... Read More

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Edison

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Behind the wall of an old bookshop, curious young mice gather for university. There, a student named Pete approaches the professor with a plea: help me learn about my ancestor and the treasure he lost beneath the Atlantic. It’s enough... Read More

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Weather Woman

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Beneath a New Jersey sky, a young girl with the deck stacked against her falls in love with the weather. Years later, feeling an odd fit with her PhD program at MIT, she heads north to try her hand at television meteorology, whirling... Read More

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