“Giant Days” by Non Pratt

Susan, Esther, and Daisy meet on their first day at university. They could not be more different: Susan, the sarcastic misanthrope; Esther, the dramatic Goth; and Daisy, the naïve dreamer.  Despite their differences, they become fast friends and support each other through the ups and downs of college life.  This is a delightful, warm, hilarious […]

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik reimagines the story of Rumplestiltskin in this long, but un-put-down-able novel.  Miryem’s father is a terrible moneylender, so much so that her mother is dying from the cold and lack of food.  Fed up with poverty and her father’s inability to do anything about it, Miryem begins to collect debts […]

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River of Darkness by Rennie Airth

In this compelling historical novel, a terrifying tragedy strikes a small English village:  five people are found dead in a stately manor home.  Four have been efficiently executed with a bayonet while the fifth is killed in an extremely gruesome manner.  The family’s young daughter is found cowering under her bed, unable to speak, yet […]

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“The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

For fans of Hidden Figures!  In this fascinating alternate history novel, a meteorite hits the United States in 1952, causing massive destruction and ensuring that Earth will eventually become uninhabitable.  Elma York, a WWII pilot and a mathematical genius, barely escapes with her life and her husband.  The world quickly realizes that if humans are to […]

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

            Magpie Murders flips the classic “whodunit” on its head.  It opens with editor Susan Ryeland, who has just been given the manuscript for the latest Atticus Pund novel, written by Alan Conway.  The reader gets to read Atticus Pund’s new novel along with Ryeland, only to discover that the […]

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