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    We Cast A Shadow

    “There may be beauty in my blackness and dignity in the struggle of my people, but I won’t allow my son to live a life of diminished possibility. I see a constellation of opportunity that those of my ilk rarely…

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    The Turn of the Key

    “It was only as we began to wind slowly down the drive, while I kept one eye out for a fleeting child among the trees, that I found myself replaying Maddie’s final remark, wondering if she had really said what…

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    The Fifth Season

    The Fifth Season begins with two cataclysms, one global and one personal, and a quest. In the first, the Earth’s single, planet-spanning continent is shaken by a tectonic event which wipes out cities and fills the skies with ash. In…

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    Sourdough

    While Lois’ story inspires readers to try something new in their lives, it also makes it clear that no journey will ever be like hers. Robin Sloan’s writing has improved so much since Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. I was impressed…

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    The Calculating Stars

    when the space program kicks into gear after the meteorite disaster, the program’s leaders assume that only men can be astronauts. Elma York challenges this assumption, determined to become the first “lady astronaut” Imagine if a meteorite were to destroy…

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    A Court of Thorns and Roses

    “What do you want?” I demanded. “A moment of peace and quiet,” he snapped, rubbing his temples. Book one in the Court of Thorns and Roses series is a staple to any fantasy bookworm’s shelf. From start to finish the…

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    On The Come Up

    Sometimes I dream that I’m drowning.  It’s always in a big, blue ocean that’s too deep for me to see the bottom.  But I tell myself I’m not going to die no matter how much water gets in my lungs…

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    Fruit of the Drunken Tree

      “Pablo Escobar had turned himself in at the exact moment the law making extradition illegal had passed. Some believed he had been inside the Government Palace, the reporter said, begging the question: who, really, is the president? Petrona was…