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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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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 FORTUNES by Peter Ho Davies

November 25, 2016

FRESH, POWERFUL RETELLING of four vivid Chinese-American stories, from the Gold Rush to the present day.

Grade: A MINUS

THE FORTUNES
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2016

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VILLAGE ATHEISTS: HOW AMERICA’S UNBELIEVERS MADE THEIR WAY IN A GODLY NATION by Leigh Eric Schmidt

November 23, 2016

HOW “VILLAGE ATHEISTS” built a free-thought movement in the 19th century US. Absolutely engaging history!

Grade: A MINUS

VILLAGE ATHEISTS: HOW AMERICA'S UNBELIEVERS MADE THEIR WAY IN A GODLY NATION
Princeton University Press
2016

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POUR ME, A LIFE by A. A. Gill

November 4, 2016

A COMPLICATED LIFE, WITH ALCOHOL and after: A. A. Gill’s memoir is crushingly candid and self-pitiless.

Grade: A MINUS

POUR ME, A LIFE
Penguin
2016

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GHOST TALKERS by Mary Robinette Kowal

October 1, 2016

EXCITING FANTASY THRILLER set in World War I with spiritualist mediums and ghost soldiers hunting traitors. A MINUS

GHOST TALKERS
Tor Books
2016

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A BODY, UNDONE by Christina Crosby

September 9, 2016

AN UNFLINCHINGLY HONEST MEMOIR of life with quadriplegia combines raw personal experience, cultural theory. A MINUS

A BODY, UNDONE : LIVING ON AFTER GREAT PAIN
New York University Press
2016

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BETTY BOO by Claudia Piniero

August 27, 2016

BRILLIANT, STYLISH MYSTERY set among Buenos Aires’s elite features two infinitely likable writer-sleuths. A MINUS

BETTY BOO
Bitter Lemon Press
2016

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YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan E Abbott, Megan Abbott

August 18, 2016

A DARING, EXTRAORDINARY THRILLER dives into family secrets, youthful ambition, and the deadly lies we tell. A MINUS

YOU WILL KNOW ME
Little Brown and Company
2016

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HERE COMES THE SUN by Nicole Dennis-Benn

August 5, 2016

GORGEOUS, HEARTBREAKING JAMAICAN novel captures the beauty of the country, the struggles of its people. A MINUS

HERE COMES THE SUN
Liveright Publishing Corporation
2016

Grade: A MINUS

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