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PETS ON THE COUCH by Nicholas Dodman, DVM

December 28, 2016

THE WORLD OF ANIMAL PSYCHIATRY, explored by a distinguished veterinarian. Thought-provoking and delightful!

Grade: B PLUS

PETS ON THE COUCH: NEUROTIC DOGS, COMPULSIVE CATS, ANXIOUS BIRDS, AND THE NEW SCIENCE OF ANIMAL PSYCHIATRY
Atria Books
2016

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ANAXAGORAS by Aaron Ward

December 26, 2016

GRACEFULLY CYNICAL FANTASY set in antiquity, on a Mediterranean island ravaged by a vast monster.

Grade: B PLUS

ANAXAGORAS
Aaron Ward
2016

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STAY CRAZY by Erica L. Satifka

December 18, 2016

INTERDIMENSIONAL MONSTERS IN RUST BELT America? Or just a schizophrenic’s bad day at work? Brilliant punk SF.

Grade: B PLUS

STAY CRAZY
Apex Book Company
2016

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WHERE THE JEWS AREN’T by Masha Gessen

December 16, 2016

“THE WORST GOOD IDEA ever”—brilliant, cynical history of the USSR’s ill-fated Jewish Autonomous Region.

Grade: A MINUS

WHERE THE JEWS AREN'T: THE SAD AND ABSURD STORY OF BIROBIDZHAN, RUSSIA'S JEWISH AUTONOMOUS REGION
Knopf Doubleday
2016

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IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS: THE LIFE AND EXTRAORDINARY AFTERLIFE OF H. P. LOVECRAFT by W. Scott Poole

December 14, 2016

ENGAGING LOVECRAFT BIO focuses on social and historical context and impact, sidesteps fandom battles.

Grade: SOLID B

IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS: THE LIFE AND EXTRAORDINARY AFTERLIFE OF H. P. LOVECRAFT
Soft Skull Press
2016

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THE LOVED ONES by Sonya Chung

December 11, 2016

TWO FAMILIES’ STORIES, linked by a moment of tragedy, unfurl in all their richness. Heartbreaking, lovely.

Grade: B PLUS

THE LOVED ONES
Relegation Books
2016

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid

December 9, 2016

BRILLIANTLY CHILLING NOVEL has an ending that will haunt your dreams, and a strong sense of place.

Grade: B PLUS

I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
Gallery/Scout Press
2016

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RAZOR GIRL by Carl Hiassen

December 7, 2016

HILARIOUS, HIGH-ENERGY FLORIDA thriller is Carl Hiaasen at the peak of his game. Completely entertaining!

Grade: A MINUS

RAZOR GIRL
Random House
2016

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THE APOTHEOSIS BREAK by Josh Rhoades and Mike Rutledge

December 4, 2016

SWASHBUCKLING AIRSHIP ADVENTURE with lots of action, set in an intriguing steampunk/Ruritania SFF world.

Grade: B PLUS

THE APOTHEOSIS BREAK (SKYSAIL SAGA, VOLUME I)
Josh Rhoades and Mike Rutledge
2016

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LIAR by Rob Roberge

December 2, 2016

EXCRUCIATINGLY HONEST MEMOIR of a life marked by both intense creativity and by mental illness, addiction.

Grade: SOLID B

LIAR: A MEMOIR
Crown Publishing Group
2016

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