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A young boy sees his dead father every night in his home, dressed head to toe in fancydance regalia. Why is he appearing now, and only at night, and only to the boy? There's conflict here, both inward in terms of identity, loss, and cultural ties, and outward with the disturbingly mystical events trailing behind the ghost's appearance. Reading before bedtime is thrilling, but not necessarily endorsed by this reader, due to creepiness. - Louise

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Mapping the Interior Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765395108
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Published: Tor.com - June 20th, 2017

Corey J. White’s Killing Gravity draws from sci-fi inspirations as diverse as Aliens, Anne McCaffrey’s The Rowan and even a little Firefly while still managing to create a unique world all its own. Gender-fluid characters and a strong female protagonist make it relevant and timely while the tight-pacing is a welcome change for genre fans tired of 2000-page opuses that collapse under the weight of info dumps and world building. While this is the first entry in White’s The Void Witch Saga, this instalment is more invitation than commitment. - Aaron

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ISBN: 9780765396310
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Published: Tor.com - May 9th, 2017

Protagonist 560-year-old “ancient mariner” Daniel Defoe’s gritty storytelling travels from an unmoored drop-out narrator in present-day Key West, then leaps to an enslaved Pirahao girl in 1560 Granada, then to three other questing youths in the years 2200 and 1750 and in the 2500s, in repeatedly rotating versions of America. There be greed and colonialist corruption along these edges of ruin, but smidgeons of love and grim humor also. Meta-fictional and psycho-economic glimpses of climate disruption are revealed in five diverse epochs.—Steve Lawton

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ISBN: 9781632860958
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 13th, 2017

Written a half-dozen years ago yet somehow even more relevant today, Cory Doctorow’s tales of clever teens engaged in a technological rebellion serve as both a wake-up call and a lesson in resistance. If George Orwell’s 1984 is on your mind these days, then jump into the 21st century with this novel. Ages 14 & up. - Michelle

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ISBN: 9780765333841
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Published: Tor Books - September 4th, 2012

Written a half-dozen years ago yet somehow even more relevant today, Cory Doctorow’s tales of clever teens engaged in a technological rebellion serve as both a wake-up call and a lesson in resistance. If George Orwell’s 1984 is on your mind these days, then jump into the 21st century with this book. Ages 14 & up. - Michelle

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ISBN: 9780765323118
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Published: Tor Books - April 13th, 2010

I consider this the best middle grade novel of all time. Meg is so uncertain a heroine—caught up in strange and unnerving worlds on the trail of her disappeared father—yet she still manages to do what is necessary. She remains the model of a hero for me. Ages 11 & up. - Tera

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ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

Sharon Salzberg has been teaching lovingkindness (metta) meditation for decades. In short, easy-to-read chapters on how to be more loving, she manages to teach without preaching. She juxtaposes practical ways to manage everyday disturbances with parabolic short stories, making this the sort of book you can pick up at any time and open to any page for a quick bit of wisdom. Highly recommended for fans of The Book of Joy. - Jason

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ISBN: 9781250076502
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2017

This is one of the best nonfiction books I have read in a long time. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, it is a riveting book of surprising depth. As a young law student, Marzano-Lesnevich came across a murder that she couldn’t let go of, as it brought up memories of her own past. Years later, now a journalist and writer, she went back to it, and using her investigative skills and compassionate curiosity, tried to understand the humanity that can still exist within brutal acts. This is an unforgettable read on the nature of forgiveness and the complexity of “fact” in the legal system, when truth is constructed from the intricacy that drives the human heart. - S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9781250080547
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 16th, 2017

No one on Earth can see beyond political rhetoric and deliver such an unbiased analysis of the international theatre quite like the linguist and uber-intellectual Noam Chomsky. His latest book, although as sharp and piercing as any of his others, is written with an accessible tone perfect for anyone who is reading his work for the first time, and explores the tough world issues that most of us push to the back of our mind. - Aric

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ISBN: 9781250131089
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Published: Picador USA - May 2nd, 2017

Fair served as a contract interrogator for the U.S. military during the Iraq War. In this searing memoir, he recounts several of the “enhanced interrogations” he participated in, the moral gray areas that troubled his Christian faith and his sense of human decency, and the long period of nightmares that followed his service. When his health began to deteriorate and his marriage teetered on the brink of divorce, he decided to put pen to paper in a last-ditch effort to save his own life. The book is a compelling, heartbreaking addition to the growing body of important writing about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. - Rico

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ISBN: 9781250118424
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Published: Picador USA - April 11th, 2017

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