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Cloudmaker

By Malcolm Brooks - Published 2021

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It’s 1936, and Montana’s winter is closing in when fourteen-year-old Houston “Huck” Finn completes a glider based on the Wright brothers’ successful ...Read Review

Estelle: A Novel

By Linda Stewart Henley - Published 2020

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The art world is not notable for instant success – we’ve all praised debut novels, but have you ever heard of an amazing ...Read Review

The Last Train to Key West

By Chanel Cleeton - Published 2020

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During the Great Depression the U.S. workforce was flooded with idled veterans, but jobs vanished along with World War I. Unemployment was ...Read Review

The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls: A Novel

By Ursula Hegi - Published 2020

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The Ludwig Zirkus comes to Germany’s Nordstrand Island every summer, thrilling the town with trained animals in painted wagons, acrobats, and clowns. ...Read Review

While the Music Played

By Nathaniel Lande - Published 2020

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Max Mueller has been serenaded by the finest music since birth, for his Berlin-born father is the lionized conductor of Prague’s symphony ...Read Review

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

By C. Pam Zhang - Published 2020

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Sam and Lucy are at one of life’s terrible crossroads: their father has just died, with their mother gone before. The orphans, ...Read Review

Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul

By Brian C Johnson - Published 2019

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Yuda is only twelve when her Ivory Coast village is raided by slavers. In Virginia, Yuda is purchased by a plantation owner increasing ...Read Review

The Long Flight Home

By A.L. Hlad - By Alan Hlad - Published 2019

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In September 1940, England’s war with Germany is a year old. France has surrendered, British soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk in June, and in ...Read Review

The Wild Impossibility

By Cheryl A. Ossola - Published 2019

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Few jobs are as stressful as that of a nurse in a neonatal ICU, and in February 2011, Kira is maxed out by her ...Read Review

The Orphan’s Song

By Lauren Kate - Published 2019

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Venice in 1734 is a skilled singer’s wonderland. Operas, theaters, parties large and small; all cry out for musicians, and the best are ...Read Review

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