“A Curious Beginning” by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887 – Veronica Speedwell has just spent the past year nursing her aging aunt and is more than ready to find adventure by traveling the world, searching for her beloved butterflies.  Before she can depart, though, she foils her own abduction with the help of a mysterious Baron. He places her in the care […]

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“American War” by Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a heartbreaking story set during an imagined Second Civil War in the United States. In addition to being politically and economically fractured, the country is ravaged by climate change and disease. The reader follows Sarat, six years old at the outbreak of the war in 2074, and […]

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