Review: How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You by Tara Eglington

        Synopsis: After a perfect first kiss, Aurora’s second kiss lands her boyfriend in the hospital, and her matchmaking strategies start to backfire in this sequel to Tara Eglington’s How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You. For a girl who shares her name with a princess (aka Sleeping Beauty), Aurora Skye’s

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On Our Radar: Late July Releases

 On Our Radar:   Extra Attention  Former longtime NYT chief book critic Michiko Kakutani publishes her first book of nonfiction, The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump (Tim Duggan Books, 7/17). Ecco associate publisher Miriam Parker debuts her novel, The Shortest Way Home (Dutton, 7/31). And Jules Feiffer’s The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel (Liveright, 7/31)

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Extra Attention: New Releases for Early August

Extra Attention Author of Factory Man and Truevine Beth Macy investigates the opioid crisis in Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Little, Brown and Company, 8/7). The late Hans Rosling, along with co-authors Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, gives ten reasons why we are wrong about the world around us in Factfulness (Flatiron, 8/3)*. Bill Gates recommends it

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Review: Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine

        Synopsis: To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Timesbestselling series. The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and

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Review: A Simple Christmas by Charlotte Hubbard

        Synopsis:  “Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace.” –RT Book Reviews  The rustic beauty of a country Christmas fills the Simple Gifts crafts shop, while the Amish residents of Willow Ridge pull together in uncertain times–and in the face of an unexpected homecoming.  Nora Hooley’s shop is abuzz with preparations

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