YA Round-Up (1/12/21)

This YA round-up spotlights a novel of romance and sisterhood with a dash of awkwardness, the highly anticipated return to Alice Proserpine’s mesmerizing world, a gorgeously illustrated collection of stories journeying into the Hinterland, and a heartbreaking story of impossible love. YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick and a YA […]

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4 Stars for SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY

Glenn Frankel’s history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture has received FOUR starred reviews! SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark ClassicISBN 9780374209018On sale 3/16/21 “Midnight Cowboy is an acknowledged classic of American cinema, and Frankel provides us with the context […]

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Around the World in Books (11/12/20)

Today we’re traveling around the world in books, with the true story of a library in Syria, a mystery in India, and the story of a Colombian immigrant. THE BOOK COLLECTORS: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War by Delphine Minoui 3 starred reviews! “An extraordinary story about […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/11/20)

This nonfiction round-up features something for everyone, including a look into royal fashion, a personal account of misogyny in the music industry, an essential primer on race, and more! HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes 2 starred reviews! “This is a sweeping, retrospective survey of the fashions brought to us by […]

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Historical Spotlight: Diversity (11/9/20)

This historical spotlight on diversity features a Senegalese man in the trenches of World War I and a unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the Civil Rights movement. AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK by David Diop 2 starred reviews! “lfa Ndiaye, a young Senegalese man recruited into the French army as a […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/15/20)

Get ready for some chills! This thriller Thursday we’re spotlighting Romy Hausmann’s English-language debut, DEAR CHILD. This dark and twisty thriller forms a web of tiny clues leading to an unpredictably disturbing ending to keep you guessing all night long. DEAR CHILD by Romy Hausmann 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Hausmann’s English-language […]

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Photo Books (10/13/20)

Today we are spotlighting beautiful images and stories of humans from all over the world + a shattering of conventional beauty standards for Black children. HUMANS by Brandon Stanton 2 starred reviews! “The creator of the hit internet series Humans of New York takes it global, chasing down a panoply of interesting stories…A lovely, sometimes […]

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3 Stars for DEAR CHILD

Romy Hausmann’s twisty English-language debut, DEAR CHILD, has received three starred reviews! “The multiple points of view and numerous plot twists sustain the breakneck pacing, but the book’s real power lies in the author’s insightful and sensitive portrayal of the characters involved in the tragedy. This darkly disturbing thriller definitely marks Hausmann as a writer […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/23/20)

This nonfiction round-up takes a look at race in America with a gripping account of a deadly night in Dallas and an exploration of violence afflicting Black communities. STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson 3 starred reviews! “An absorbing account of a 2016 ambush that left five […]

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Author Spotlight: Marilynne Robinson (9/14/20)

Today’s spotlight is on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she returns to the beautiful world of Gilead with JACK. This final installment of the Gilead saga brings together all the beloved characters and focuses on the complexities of American history with an elegant story of beauty, humor, mystery, and joy. JACK 4 starred reviews! […]

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