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August 15, 2018

In this issue we review books whose authors have unique storytelling techniques. Silas House uses rich and varied metaphor to tell his story of redemption in Southernmost, while M.J. Rose creates a compelling, unique voice for her protagonist in Tiffany Blues. Ann Youngson knows how to embed subtle, powerful insights into love and life in Meet Me at the Museum and Mike McCormack uses a fragmented kind of prose to tell his equally splintered story Solar Bones, allowing form to mirror content in a deeply riveting way.

August 01, 2018

We are mid-way through summer and as we trek back toward fall, what better way to ease into the real world than reading books about real people? Novelist Glen David Gold offers a glimpse into his tumultuous life in his memoir I Will Be Complete. Debut author Meghan Flaherty shares how tango saved her life in Tango Lessons. Novelist Porochista Khakpour explores chronic illness in Sick and Alissa Quart examines middle class economic hardships them in Squeezed. As the days begin to get shorter, light your way with a book! Happy reading!

July 11, 2018

Looking for a bit of armchair travel? You've come to the right place. The books in this issue will take you far and wide. Feel like trekking 3,000 miles all the way to Alaska? Then Tip of the Iceberg is just what you're looking for. Looking for a thriller set in North Korea? Star of the North is your getaway ticket. Or make Ireland your destination with the new paperback, Grace. If staycation is your game plan, you can still go places with books. Dive in!

June 20, 2018

Summer's calling and we're ready with a bumper issue to start things off on the right foot. David Sedaris returns with what might be his best book ever in Calypso, while Michael Ondaatje delivers one of our reviewer's all-time favorites with Warlight. The spotlight moves to the Native American experience with There There. Pick a paperback or two. Choose from Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach or Salman Rushdie's The Golden House among others. Happy reading!

May 30, 2018

Soak in the spirit of Americana with the books in this issue, which highlight both the positive and dark sides of American history. Call Me American is a memoir that showcases the broad cultural spirit of the United States, while the Jim Crow South takes center stage in The Mercy Seat. Don't miss paperback releases of the Pulitzer prize-winning Less and the National Book Award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing, just in time to kickstart your summer. Happy reading!

May 16, 2018

Travel the world and even long for the stars with the many books in this issue. Set your sights on the sky with Miguel Torres in Gateway to the Moon or discover a new world of music in Aja Gabel's debut, The Ensemble. Get an early start on summer reading with our many paperbacks including the terrific memoir, Priestdaddy and Arundhati Roy's latest, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. As always, happy reading!

May 02, 2018

This issue celebrates young adult literature with three books featuring compelling protagonists: Grace King living with mental illness in The Place Between Breaths; senior Danny Cheng grappling with family secrets in Picture Us In the Light and Justina Ireland's historical fantasy Dread Nation. These are just three of the fourteen titles to explore in this issue.

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Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Southernmost
    Southernmost
    by Silas House
    Southernmost opens with a devastating flood in Cumberland Valley, Tennessee. Could it be divine ...
  • Book Jacket: Confessions of the Fox
    Confessions of the Fox
    by Jordy Rosenberg
    In Confessions of the Fox, a fictional academic, Dr. Voth, finds a manuscript in the library where ...
  • Book Jacket: Tango Lessons
    Tango Lessons
    by Meghan Flaherty
    Meghan Flaherty's touching memoir, Tango Lessons, reveals some hard but important truths about ...
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    The Almost Sisters
    by Joshilyn Jackson
    Joshilyn Jackson's The Almost Sisters is a powerful look at the intersection of privilege, family, ...

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    Meet Me at the Museum
    by Anne Youngson

    A celebration of letters, kindred spirits and writing a new story for yourself.
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    Fly Girls
    by Keith O'Brien

    How five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history.
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    Our House
    by Louise Candlish

    A disturbing and addictive novel of domestic suspense.
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