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Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

Reading about the lives of others teaches us empathy and expands our understanding of culture and ethnicity. So when I come across a beautifully written book such as Brother by David Chariandy, I want to share it with everyone.  This week’s New Title Tuesday choice is just as Lauren Bufferd described in her BookPage review: “poetic… Continue reading Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday

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The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday this week, The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling will ring true to mothers who have juggled work, a baby, and financial stress while the significant other is not able to provide support or relief. Publisher’s Summary: In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of… Continue reading The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling – New Title Tuesday

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Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, is a really important young adult read that addresses multiple themes including family, depression, friendship, cultural and religious identity, and the overarching chaos of being a confused hormonal adolescent. Publisher’s Summary: Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more… Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

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The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is a mystery that involves medieval medicine, family secrets, and the historical conflict between the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement.  Throw in stained glass artistry and man’s inhumanity to man and voila!  The Angel in the Glass a Gabriel Taverner Mystery by Alys Clare. Publisher’s Summary: 1604. When… Continue reading The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

Summer is not over yet, and I wanted a leisurely, fun read. Dorothea Benton Frank’s By Invitation Only was a perfect choice.  It’s light but not silly; it’s romantic, but not naive; and it celebrates the peculiar traits and themes that make and tie families together. Publisher’s Summary: The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By… Continue reading By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

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The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman, is the first installment in the new Frances Gorges Trilogy.  Not only is this a well-researched historical novel, it demonstrates that the problems of society in the past are not all that different than those of today – religious intolerance, plots to blow-up the government,… Continue reading The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday

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The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday

I admit I have a basic optimism setting that allows me to find the good in most every piece of art, literature, or music.  But The Storm by Arif Anwar is not just good, it is transformative. Is is lyrical, exotic, historical, and heart-wrenching. Publisher’s Summary: From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a… Continue reading The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday