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Book Review

Lightning Mary

by Susan Waggoner

"Lightning Mary" is a rewarding novelization of how Mary Anning became one of the first people to discover dinosaurs. In 1810, Mary, an eleven-year-old girl, made a world-changing discovery on a muddy English beach. Here, Mary bursts... Read More

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The Vision of Antje Baumann

by Susan Waggoner

Set during the German occupation of the Netherlands, "The Vision of Antje Baumann" is a historical novel that is horrifying and hopeful by turns. Laurence Powers’s moving historical novel, "The Vision of Antje Baumann", concerns the... Read More

Book Review

Cuttle

by Susan Waggoner

In Chelsea Britain’s contemporary novel "Cuttle", a quirky, scholarly heroine navigates the rocky shoals of academia and the risky shores of adult relationships. After eight years of grad school, analytical, problem-solving Nora is an... Read More

Book Review

Ring On Deli

by Susan Waggoner

"Ring On Deli" is a rousing and rewarding novel whose everyday heroes resist excessive leaps forward. In Eric Giroux’s witty contemporary novel "Ring On Deli", grocery store workers are determined to stand in the way of technology’s... Read More

Book Review

Answer Creek

by Susan Waggoner

Ashley E. Sweeney’s novelization of the Donner Party fuses history, realism, and luminous prose. Ada is nineteen when she’s orphaned just after her wagon caravan leaves Missouri for California. Instead of turning back, Ada joins the... Read More

Book Review

The Invisible

by Susan Waggoner

In Seb Doubinsky’s dystopian novel "The Invisible", politics are the only game in town. Georg is appointed as the commissioner of New Babylon, a large metropolis where politics, corporations, and journalism merge to form a monolithic... Read More

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