A Good Book is a Mirror

I just finished reading Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King. This is a Good Book. It paints a chillingly accurate picture of spousal abuse from the eyes of a child with a stunningly original speculative twist thrown in: Sarah, sixteen years old at the time of the novel, encounters herself as a ten-year-old, […]

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Review: Horizons

Normally I would wait for any reviews until the end of the year for a roundup of “Year of Books” posts. If I read a good book by a small publisher or lesser-known author, though, I’ll probably make an exception. And this is one of them! So, without further ado: Horizons by Peter Prellwitz On […]

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A Year of Books: EXILED!

We have another shelf. We’ve just gone through the shelf of all shelves, the “what we read this year” shelf. We also have a “to be read” shelf. This isn’t the books we necessarily want to read first; these are the books we’ve bought in the past year. And it’s time to clean it out. […]

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The Creative Fire

The Creative Fire: Book One of Ruby’s Song By Brenda Cooper Ruby grew up gray. She will service the ship. Without the grays, nothing would happen. There would be no clean water. There would be no fruit. Without the grays, the Creative Fire, the great generational ship, will never find home. They’ve been gone for […]

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A Bandit’s Tale

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah Hopkinson Rocoo Zaccaro might be a scoundrel. He was denounced by the leading man of his Southern Italian town. His father disowned him and sold him to go to America with a padrone. Once there, he ended up as a pickpocket. Then he targeted […]

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Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape

Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde by Robert Venditti Illustrated by Dusty Higgins All over the world, parents tell their scared children, “Don’t worry. Gilded will protect us.” For fifty years Gilded has been the only superhero on the planet, centered in Atlanta, Georgia. The golden one has protected innocents […]

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