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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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LESS by Andrew Sean Greer

October 26, 2017

GENTLE, WITTY, SHARPLY insightful comic novel follows a midlist, midlife novelist around the world. A MINUS

LESS
Lee Boudreaux Books
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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DYING by Cory Taylor

October 13, 2017

UNFLINCHING LOOK AT DYING from an Australian writer is also a nuanced, touching life story. Brave, lovely. A MINUS

DYING: A MEMOIR (HARDCOVER)
Tin House Books
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein

September 18, 2017

BRILLIANT SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER! Ingenious plot revolves around teleportation and its discontents. A MINUS

THE PUNCH ESCROW
Inkshares
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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FINKS by Joel Whitney

September 15, 2017

EYE-OPENING, METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED account of the CIA’s Cold War meddling in the literary world. A MINUS

FINKS: HOW THE C.I.A. TRICKED THE WORLD’S BEST WRITERS
OR Books
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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MAGPIE MURDERS (HARDCOVER) by Anthony Horowitz

September 6, 2017

WONDERFULLY PLOTTED, WITTY English mystery bridges 20th and 21st century styles. Glorious page-turner! A MINUS

MAGPIE MURDERS (HARDCOVER)
Harper
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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SO MUCH BLUE A NOVEL by Percival Everett

August 27, 2017

AN ARTIST HAUNTED BY his past unlocks some of the memories that torment him. Brilliant character study. A MINUS

SO MUCH BLUE A NOVEL
GRAYWOLF PRESS
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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THE TALENTED RIBKINS by Ladee Hubbard

August 19, 2017

A WEARY-WISE NOIR QUEST with a supernatural twist has deep things to say about love, family, race in the US. A MINUS

THE TALENTED RIBKINS
Melville House Publishing
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood

August 3, 2017

A POET’S SACRED AND PROFANE, scathing yet sweet-natured, memoir of her eccentric, religion-addled family. A MINUS

PRIESTDADDY: A MEMOIR (HARDCOVER)
Riverhead Books
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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SCIENCEBLIND by Andrew Shtulman

July 29, 2017

MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF SCIENCE, and how they connect to our childhood intuitions, brilliantly explained. A MINUS

SCIENCEBLIND: WHY OUR INTUITIVE THEORIES ABOUT THE WORLD ARE SO OFTEN WRONG (HARDCOVER)
Basic Books
2017

Grade: A MINUS

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