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Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

Every Heart A Doorway is a magical tale, full of lyrical writing and amazing representation packed into just 173 pages. It is dark and gritty; a story about all the children who have ever felt different. The main characters have escaped their harsh realities by walking through a doorway, falling down a rabbit hole, or vanishing into a wardrobe. Now they’re back in the real world, in a home for wayward children, trying to cope with the loss of their own little worlds. Each installment of this series is under 300 pages so this very well could be the next series you binge read. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

A moving memoir in which the author discusses the moment she discovered the unexpected; her father was not actually her father and everything she’s ever known, has been a lie. Shapiro’s journey of self discovery is not to be missed. Follow her as she takes a DNA test, learns her biological father’s name, contemplates her own parents’ motives, and learns what “family” really means. A fast, personal read that can easily be finished in one sitting. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780756415181
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Published: DAW - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula award, Binti is the first novella in a Sci-Fi trilogy. It is an imaginative, fast-paced read about a girl who decides that her dreams are worth chasing. Binti follows the journey of the titular character as she leaves her family (and their dreams for her) behind and becomes the first Himba student at the best university in the galaxy. Soon, she realizes that she’ll need to draw on her people’s culture to solve a bigger problem. It is a wonderful story of acceptance told in just under 100 pages. The next two books are also fast-paced so the whole trilogy is perfect for a last minute read! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Deep by Rivers Solomon - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439863
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

If you are familiar with the band called “clipping,” then you may recognize some of the authors’ names, as well as the title of this book. The Deep is a novella based on a song of the same name and performed by Diggs, Hutson, and Snipes. It is a story about sea-dwelling creatures who are descendents of the pregnant African woman thrown overboard by slavers during the slave trade. It isn’t just a story about “mermaids;” it is a story about memory, history, and survival. This short novel will resonate with you long after you’ve finished it. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

In her memoir, Carmen Maria Machado details her experience with domestic abuse as a queer woman, specifically as a Lesbian. It is a powerful story in which she loses herself, questions everything, and eventually finds her “plot twist.” This was one of the most captivating books I’ve ever experienced. Machado’s writing is so unique and beautiful even as it tells such a terrifying tale. I highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language by Nicola Gardini - Book Review

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By Nicola Gardini, Todd Portnowitz (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374284527
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 12th, 2019

Nicola Gardini's lively celebration of Latin is just the book for any lapsed or aspiring Classicist in your life! With chapters devoted to individual Latin writers from Caesar and Catullus to Propertius and Petronius, Gardini rekindled my old love for Latin (though it's hopelessly rusty). Full of informative and delightful digressions on an array of topics, Gardini makes a loving defense for the continued study of the "useless" language, which, he shows quite clearly isn't useless at all. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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