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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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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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A STAR-RECKONER’S LOT by Darrell Drake

November 20, 2016

MAGIC, MAYHEM, AND MYTHOLOGY abound in a fiercely inventive fantasy adventure set in ancient Iran.

Grade: B PLUS

A STAR-RECKONER'S LOT
Darrell Drake
2016

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TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD by Eowyn Ivey

October 29, 2016

MYSTERIES OF THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS haunt this grandly constructed historical novel (with a touch of magic). B PLUS

TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD
Little Brown and Company
2016

Grade: B PLUS

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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

Grade: A MINUS

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THE WOLF IN THE ATTIC by Paul Kearney

September 17, 2016

A VERY ENGLISH FANTASY blends the world of 1920s Oxford with the oldest legends of pre-Roman Britain. Wow! B PLUS

THE WOLF IN THE ATTIC
Solaris
2016

Grade: B PLUS

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TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980 by Molly Prentiss

September 7, 2016

NEW YORK’S ART scene in 1980 is the setting for this richly textured novel (with a touch of magic realism). SOLID B

TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980
Gallery/Scout Press
2016

Grade: SOLID B

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JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye

July 27, 2016

MARVELOUS FAUX-VICTORIAN THRILLER mashes up the Bront√ęs and Dickens with a fierce, unconventional heroine. A MINUS

JANE STEELE
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
2016

Grade: A MINUS

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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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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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