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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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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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THE GRADUAL by Christopher Priest

November 18, 2016

MUSIC AND TIME TRAVEL intertwine in Christopher Priest’s latest poetic, dream-like fantasy tale.

Grade: SOLID B

THE GRADUAL
Titan Books
2016

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THE ALCHEMIST’S CHILDREN by Carolyn Killion

November 6, 2016

ENGAGING YA FANTASY offers a fresh take on some classic legends, from leprechauns to goblins to dragons.

Grade: SOLID B

THE ALCHEMIST'S CHILDREN
Calumet Editions
2016

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THE SHUFFLIN’ DEID by Derek Paterson

October 31, 2016

A VERY SCOTTISH ZOMBIE apocalypse hits a small town. Scary and funny, with lots of local color. SOLID B

THE SHUFFLIN’ DEID
Derek Paterson
2016

Grade: SOLID B

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YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein

October 22, 2016

SHARP, SALTY HUMOR draws on the ridiculousness of trying to be “feminine” enough for showbiz and the world. SOLID B

YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT
Grand Central Publishing
2016

Grade: SOLID B

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PROBLEMS by Jade Sharma

October 17, 2016

BAWDY, HEARTBROKEN HOWL of pain: a writer struggles with her addiction and self-hatred. Sharp first novel. SOLID B

PROBLEMS
Coffee House Press
2016

Grade: SOLID B

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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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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF LILIANE by Lily Tuck

August 24, 2016

INTRIGUING MIX OF HISTORY, fiction creates a detailed if a bit detached portrait of a woman and her family. SOLID B

THE DOUBLE LIFE OF LILIANE
Atlantic Monthly Press
2015

Grade: SOLID B

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GIRL THROUGH GLASS: A NOVEL by Sari Wilson

August 20, 2016

A BALLET DANCER’S COMPLICATED life, from her late 1970s childhood to the present, makes for a vivid novel. SOLID B

GIRL THROUGH GLASS: A NOVEL
HarperCollins
2016

Grade: SOLID B

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