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NIGHT SCHOOL (PAPERBACK) by Zsofia Ban

May 6, 2019

BEAUTIFUL, SURREAL Hungarian essays take a lighthearted approach to the most serious subjects, and vice versa. B PLUS

NIGHT SCHOOL (PAPERBACK)
Open Letter
2019

Grade: B PLUS

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CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? (HARDCOVER) by Ashleigh Young

May 4, 2019

KEEN-EYED YET WHIMSICAL essays from a New Zealand poet shine with love and bewilderment and beautiful words. B PLUS

CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? (HARDCOVER)
Riverhead Books
2018

Grade: B PLUS

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LAST WOMAN STANDING (HARDCOVER) by Amy Gentry

May 2, 2019

TWO WOMEN’S VENGEANCE pact unspools into bloody #MeToo payback. Sharp, timely thriller, relentless pacing. B PLUS

LAST WOMAN STANDING (HARDCOVER)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2019

Grade: B PLUS

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BUY OR DIE by Theodor Ventskevich

April 29, 2019

SATIRE? FABLE? SCIENCE FICTION? Yes, all of these. A thirtieth-century world where advertising rules all is the setting for this delightful, surreal Gogol/Heinlein hybrid. B PLUS

BUY OR DIE: THERE COMETH A TIME OF RUTHLESS ADVERTISING.
Theodor Ventskevich
2019

Grade: B PLUS

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LOOKING FOR LORRAINE (HARDCOVER) by Imani Perry

April 27, 2019

THE TRAGICALLY SHORT LIFE of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, opened up beyond the merely iconic. Thoughtful writing with an emphasis on Hansberry’s politics. B PLUS

LOOKING FOR LORRAINE (HARDCOVER)
Beacon Press
2018

Grade: B PLUS

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IN A HOUSE OF LIES by Ian Rankin

April 25, 2019

A COLD CASE GOES SUPERNOVA in the newest Edinburgh mystery starring old warhorse John Rebus and the tireless Siobhan Clarke. Deeply entertaining procedural. B PLUS

IN A HOUSE OF LIES
Little Brown and Company
2018

Grade: B PLUS

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INDEPENDENT LIVING by E. M. Foner

April 22, 2019

SENIOR LIVING IN SPACE, with an imperious AI ship who also has a soft spot for young wanderers. Charming, fun SF. B PLUS

INDEPENDENT LIVING
Foner Books
2019

Grade: B PLUS

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TO THROW AWAY UNOPENED (HARDCOVER) by VIV Albertine

April 20, 2019

AN IRREVERENT KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMOIR from punk pioneer Viv Albertine spares neither scrutiny nor whole-hearted love. B PLUS

TO THROW AWAY UNOPENED (HARDCOVER)
Faber & Faber Social
2018

Grade: B PLUS

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GHOSTS OF GOTHAM (PAPERBACK) by Craig Schaefer

April 13, 2019

A SKEPTICAL REPORTER UNCOVERS a hidden world of magic and ancient legends in New York. Fast-moving, exciting fantasy thriller! B PLUS

GHOSTS OF GOTHAM (PAPERBACK)
47north
2019

Grade: B PLUS

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INVISIBLE COUNTRIES by Joshua Keating

April 7, 2019

HOW COUNTRIES CREATE THEMSELVES, from Somaliland to Abkhazia to the Mohawk nation of Akwesasne. Thought-provoking and relatable. B PLUS

INVISIBLE COUNTRIES: JOURNEYS TO THE EDGE OF NATIONHOOD
Yale University Press
2018

Grade: B PLUS

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