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THE FEVER OF 1721 by Stephen Coss

June 29, 2016

FASCINATING AMERICAN HISTORY looks at Boston’s 1721 smallpox epidemic, its impact on science and politics. A MINUS

THE FEVER OF 1721: THE EPIDEMIC THAT REVOLUTIONIZED MEDICINE AND AMERICAN POLITICS
Simon & Schuster
2016

Grade: A MINUS

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BITE SOMEBODY by Sara Dobie Bauer

June 27, 2016

SASSY VAMPIRE MYSTERY/ROMANCE with a great sense of fun and a memorable Florida setting. B PLUS #BeachReads

BITE SOMEBODY
World Weaver Press
2016

Grade: B PLUS

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THE FLY TRAP by Fredrik Sjöberg

June 24, 2016

EXTRAVAGANTLY ECCENTRIC MEMOIR from a Swedish entomologist charms with its love of nature, science, history.

Grade: B PLUS

THE FLY TRAP
Knopf Doubleday
2015

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THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

June 21, 2016

SHOCKING YET GENTLY elegiac novel captures late-60s disaffection through the eyes of a cult hanger-on.

Grade: A MINUS

THE GIRLS
Random House
2016

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SWEET FRIEND OF MINE by J. A. Whiting

June 19, 2016

CHARMING NEW ENGLAND COZY mystery stars four psychic, crime-solving sisters and their cats. #BeachReads

Grade: SOLID B

SWEET FRIEND OF MINE
J. A. Whiting
2016

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KILL ‘EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL by James McBride

June 16, 2016

RAW, BLUESY BIO of James Brown takes on his complicated life, transcendent music, place as a Black icon.

Grade: B PLUS

KILL 'EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL
Random House/Spiegel and Grau
2016

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THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray

June 14, 2016

A GLORIOUSLY RAMSHACKLE EPIC about time travel, but also about love and family secrets and war crimes.

Grade: A MINUS

THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2016

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STAR NOMAD by Lindsay Buroker

June 12, 2016

SMART SPACE SHOOT-‘EM-UP stars a fighter pilot desperate to get back to her war-torn planet. High action!

Grade: B PLUS

STAR NOMAD
2016

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MARRIAGE MATERIAL by Sathnam Sanghera

June 9, 2016

SHARPLY FUNNY, WARM-HEARTED novel about three generations of a Punjabi Sikh family in the English Midlands.

Grade: A MINUS

MARRIAGE MATERIAL
Europa Editions
2016

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WHAT REMAINS OF ME by Alison Gaylin

June 7, 2016

SLEEK HOLLYWOOD THRILLER has breathtaking plot twists, sharp take on celebrity-obsessed culture. #BeachReads

Grade: B PLUS

WHAT REMAINS OF ME
William Morrow & Company
2016

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