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HOW TO PLAN A CRUSADE by Christopher Tyerman

November 30, 2017

THE MEDIEVAL CRUSADES IN CONTEXT: everything you wanted to know about the holy wars and their role in society. B PLUS

HOW TO PLAN A CRUSADE: RELIGIOUS WAR IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES (HARDCOVER)
Pegasus Books
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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HISTORIAN’S CRUSADE by Alexander Reineke

November 27, 2017

A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FUTURE: cleverly constructed SF posits a 22nd century of interstellar exploration. B PLUS

HISTORIAN’S CRUSADE
Alexander Reineke
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE. by Samantha Irby

November 23, 2017

GRUMPY, HILARIOUS ESSAYS from Samantha Irby cover love, death, explosive diarrhea, psychotic cats, everything in between. B PLUS

WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE.: ESSAYS (PAPERBACK)
Vintage
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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ORDNANCE (THE FIXER BOOK 1) by Andrew Vaillencourt

November 20, 2017

A CYBORG SUPERSOLDIER teams up with an augmented civilian in an action-packed future noir adventure. B PLUS

ORDNANCE (THE FIXER BOOK 1)
Andrew Vaillencourt
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE by Marcia Butler

November 18, 2017

AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE, a musician’s memoir explores childhood abuse and the joy of art. A MINUS

THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE
Little Brown and Company
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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THE BOOK OF JOAN (HARDCOVER) by Lidia Yuknavitch

November 11, 2017

A DEFTLY WROUGHT APOCALYPTIC tale hovers on the cusp of science fiction and fantasy, celebrates love and story. B PLUS

THE BOOK OF JOAN (HARDCOVER)
Harper
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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THE APPARITIONISTS by Peter Manseau

November 9, 2017

SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY, CELEBRITY portraits and a scandal that gripped post-Civil War New York. Brilliant history reads like a novel. B PLUS

THE APPARITIONISTS : A TALE OF PHANTOMS, FRAUD, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE MAN WHO CAPTURED LINCOLN’S GHOST
Houghton Mifflin
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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CITY OF ULYSSES (PAPERBACK) by Teolinda Gersao

November 4, 2017

A LOVE LETTER TO LISBON, via a tale of two artists’ romance with each other and their city. Elegant, elegaic. B PLUS

CITY OF ULYSSES (PAPERBACK)
Dalkey Archive Press
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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THREE FLOORS UP by Eshkol Nevo, Sondra Silverston

November 2, 2017

THE COMPLICATED SECRETS OF neighbors in a Tel Aviv apartment building drive this insightful, bleak novel. B PLUS

THREE FLOORS UP
Other Press (NY)
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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DON'T FEED THE TROLLS (PAPERBACK) by Erica Kudisch

October 30, 2017

FUNNY, INVENTIVE NOVEL about the perils of online celebrity, love, friendship, sexual and gender identity. B PLUS

DON'T FEED THE TROLLS (PAPERBACK)
Riptide Publishing
2017

Grade: B PLUS

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