Saturday, May 08, 2021

Page Turners

Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Why are large cities abandoned?

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The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Four British women during World War II in the height of the Blitz are drawn together as competitors, each one desperate to win as the best cook in a BBC radio contest, using only rationed food.

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The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is an exploration of the morality and humanity of clones and their makers, wrapped in a slow burn, page-turning, gothic-like horror story with a modern spin.

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Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead

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Godshot by Chelsea Bieker

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this gritty and slightly surreal tale of female determination, 14-year-old Lacy May’s alcoholic mother is exiled from the church and runs away with a stranger.

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

At Scholomance, a magical school for the wizards of the world, getting an education is not about simply passing classes but actually surviving long enough to graduate.

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Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit

Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Set 10 years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Colony, this novel tells the story of a murder and subsequent trial principally through the second wife of the governor of the colony, and the wife of an indentured servant.

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World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Symonds details winning and losing strategies, and actions of the American, British, German, and Japanese navies and governments from before the beginning to the very end of the war.

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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This book takes readers on a thrilling journey with three amazing women who are part of the intensive, ultra-secret code breaking work at Bletchley Park during World War II.

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The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Alice decides to marry Bennet to escape her life in England. She sails for America, only to find herself living in a coal-mining town during the Depression in Kentucky.

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this book based on the true story of the American Library in Paris during the German occupation, Odile reveals the power of books to her young friend Lily.

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The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This gothic thriller features Reverend Jack Brooks and teenaged daughter Flo, who move to a tiny village in Sussex, England.

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Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Martha Friel, 40, is beautiful, clever, painfully awkward, and dealing with mental illness that has been misdiagnosed for years.

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Finley Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Mystery writer Finlay Donovan has writer’s block, her ex-husband wants custody of their two kids, and she’s broke

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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Seventeen year-old Charlie Vega struggles with her relationships, with her mother, her body, and herself.

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Total Meditation by Deepak Chopra

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

It’s so easy to buy a book on meditation, and then stick it on the shelf, as if the mere act of buying means you’ve accomplished something.

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Remote Control by Nnedi Okarfor

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A young girl found and became friends with a mysterious seed. But the seed was taken away by the politicians, and she slowly began to glow green and became known as the adopted daughter of death.

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You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Fans of Seth Meyer’s outstanding writer Amber Ruffin will quickly recognize her wit and honesty when it comes to dealing with racism.

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The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In order to keep their jobs, two enemy co-workers are roped into hosting a radio show together all about relationships.

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Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is the story of Maverick Carter, father of Starr and Seven from The Hate U Give.

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The Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer in Association with Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

Published Feb. 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The perfect antidote to gray winter days, The Big Book of Blooms is a children’s book bursting with color, captivating illustrations, and fun flower facts.

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Sarah the Bold by Eileen Lettick

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This vivid story transports the reader to experience Guilford in April 1765 as a young African-American girl. In

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Incidental Inventions by Elena Ferrante

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The brilliant author of My Brilliant Friend wrote these columns as part of a year-long collaboration with The Guardian.

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Three young women, once-estranged sisters, reunite in New Salem to rediscover the lost ways of the old witches.

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Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Does it ever feel like you are only kind of good at things, while others are way better?

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Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Anthony Horowitz mysteries are beyond brilliant, so you must pay attention!

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Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The saying “life imitates art” is a fitting description of the 11 days in December 1926, when promising young writer Agatha Christie disappeared, only to emerge with a claim of amnesia—a story as mysterious as one of her novels.

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A fun and heartwarming read.

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Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi

Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

There has never been a more perfect book for whipping up a simple but flavorful cake whenever craving hits

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The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite writers doing one of my favorite things: Writing short stories.

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