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Book Review

Blackbird Blues

by Susan Waggoner

The social and religious politics of the 1960s come to life in Jean K. Carney’s perceptive novel. Jean K. Carney’s novel "Blackbird Blues" brings 1960s America into sharp focus, exploring a number of period issues through the stories... Read More

Book Review

And Then I Met Elvis…

by Susan Waggoner

The sense of a stolen childhood lingers throughout this coming-of-age novel about growing up with an alcoholic parent. In Doug Bari’s raw coming-of-age novel And Then I Met Elvis, a teenager’s life is impacted by his hard-drinking... Read More

Book Review

The Defender of the Faith

by Susan Waggoner

"The Defender of the Faith" is a compelling historical novel whose characters are caught in the tidal sweep of modernizing India. In Prakash Lothe’s historical novel "The Defender of the Faith", the social and political upheavals of... Read More

Book Review

Blessed

by Susan Waggoner

"Blessed" is an appealing, thought-provoking novel that interrogates religious obligation and altruism. In Sherry Robinson’s contemporary Christian novel, "Blessed", a charismatic, enigmatic new preacher creates rifts among his... Read More

Book Review

Between Wild and Ruin

by Susan Waggoner

In "Between Wild and Ruin", the desert landscape and atmosphere set the stage for a young adult romance with strong paranormal themes. Jennifer G. Edelson’s contemporary paranormal romance "Between Wild and Ruin" features a love... Read More

Book Review

Contagion

by Susan Waggoner

Teri Terry’s "Contagion" is a riveting, paranormal start to a new science fiction trilogy. When sixteen-year-old Shay, who’s hooked on quantum physics, realizes that she was the last person to see missing eleven-year-old Callie, she... Read More

Book Review

JuJu

by Susan Waggoner

"JuJu" is a harrowing and hopeful novel, and Pettigrew’s writing is diamond sharp. A neighborhood in Buffalo endures the 1980s crack epidemic in Tamario Pettigrew’s "JuJu", a compelling young adult novel with adult interest. Teenage... Read More

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