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The Mountains Sing – Book Review

Author: Que Mai Phan Nguyen Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books Publication Date: March 17, 2020 Book Description: With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần…

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These Ghosts Are Family – Book Review

Author: Maisy Card Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: March 3. 2020 Book Review: A transporting debut novel that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty-year-old secret. And it’s about to change…

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The Rome of Fall – Book Review

Author: Chad Alan Gibbs Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Borne Back Books Publication Date: March 15, 2020 Book Description: A mixtape of Friday Night Lights, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and early ‘90s nostalgia blasting through fifteen-inch speakers. After leaving mysteriously two decades ago, financial ruin and his dying mother have brought Marcus Brinks back to his hometown…

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New Waves – Book Review

Author: Kevin Nguyen Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Book Description: Lucas and Margo are fed up. Margo is a brilliant programmer tired of being talked over as the company’s sole black employee, and while Lucas is one of many Asians at the firm, he’s nearly invisible as a low-paid…

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Writers & Lovers

Author: Lily King Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Grove Press Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Book Description: Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair,…

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The Grace Kelly Dress – Book Review

Author: Brenda Janowitz Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Graydon House Books Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Book Description: Two years after Grace Kelly’s royal wedding, her iconic dress is still all the rage in Paris—and one replica, and the secrets it carries, will inspire three generations of women to forge their own paths in life and…

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Separation Anxiety – Book Review

Author: Laura Zigman Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Ecco Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Book Description: From bestselling author Laura Zigman, a hilarious novel about a wife and mother whose life is unraveling and the well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous steps she takes to course-correct her relationships, her career, and her belief in herself Judy never intended…

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