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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

Book Review

13 Billion to One

by Susan Waggoner

"13 Billion to One" is an absorbing memoir about a windfall that leads to considerations of what really matters. Randy Rush’s engaging memoir "13 Billion to One" is about a win so big that the resultant money seemed inexhaustible. The... Read More

Book Review

The Price of Safety

by Susan Waggoner

"The Price of Safety" is an imaginative, action-driven science fiction novel set in a nightmarish yet plausible future. Michael C. Bland’s dystopian novel "The Price of Safety" is set in a future with a government that’s powerful... Read More

Book Review

Briggsy's Time to Shine

by Susan Waggoner

Briggsy’s Time to Shine is an esteem-building picture book that is amplified by its lively artwork. In Linda McKinley’s illustrated read-aloud tale, Briggsy’s Time to Shine, talking musical instruments deliver a fun and helpful... Read More

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