“Sunshine” by Robin McKinley

In Robin McKinley’s delightfully creepy world, children grow up learning to be terrified of finding themselves face-to-face with a vampire, and to avoid the Special Other Forces (SOF) department as they police unpredictable magic and those who wield it. Rae, nicknamed Sunshine, just wants to live her quiet life baking for her family’s coffee shop, […]

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Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler

Have you ever fantasized about giving it all up and moving to the woods? Author Brad Kessler and his photographer wife lived a version of that fantasy when they bought 75 acres and a farmhouse in rural Vermont. After sampling a cheese made from a neighbor’s goats, they decided to try their own hand at […]

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

Greek gods live amongst us, walking the streets of New York City as shadows of their former selves. Artemis, now known as Selene DiSilva, is a private investigator. She specializes in crimes against women. One day when walking her dog, Selene comes across the ritually slaughtered body of a Columbia professor. The discovery awakens a […]

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“S.” by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

In this innovative novel, film producer J.J. Abrams gives readers several different layers of stories. First, the book: The Ship of Theseus is the last of the brilliant and contested works by the shadowy V.M. Straka. The author: scholars have debated and searched for decades to find out who the mysterious Straka really was and […]

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“Just One Damned Thing After Another” by Jodi Taylor

St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research is not what it appears on the surface. Time Travel is not their favorite phrase for what they do but St Mary’s recruits like Madeleine Maxwell (Max) are not concerned with the “how” or “what” of it. The fondly known “disaster magnets” of St Mary’s travel through time to […]

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