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  • The Kingdom of Back

    In 18th-century Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Woferl) lives with his parents, older sister Maria Anna (Nannerl), and their family manservant Sebastian in respectable but slightly shabby quarters while their father Leopold serves as musician in residence to the Archbishop…. Read More ›

  • Dragon Hoops

    Award-winning comics artist and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang spent seventeen years teaching at Bishop O’Dowd High School in California. Near the end of his tenure there, as he was casting about for the topic of his next book, he… Read More ›

  • The Shadows Between Us

    Alessandra is the second daughter of a baron in need of a big infusion of wealth to pay off debts and sustain his estates. Her older sister Chrysantha is their father’s favorite. Actually, she seems to be just about everybody’s… Read More ›

  • One of Us Is Next

    This book is a sequel to the author’s book ONE OF US IS LYING. However, I have not read that book and I found that, while fairly frequent references were made to the previous story, the current book stands perfectly… Read More ›

  • The Twin

    Ten years after their parents divorce and their mom moves away to another city, taking one identical twin (Iris) with her and leaving the other (Ivy) with her ex-husband, the twins find themselves living together again when their mother suddenly… Read More ›

  • Winterwood

    Nora Walker is living alone in the family homestead that nestles close to the bottomless lake and the lush forests of Fir Haven, while her mother has taken off towards the west coast to make sales calls for the special… Read More ›

  • The End and Other Beginnings

    This book is a collection of six short stories by science-fiction writer Veronica Roth that focuses on brief episodes in the lives of characters in different worlds and times. As I read them, I frankly saw them more or less… Read More ›

  • Malamander

    Young Herbert (Herbie) Lemon works as the Lost and Founder from his small, cluttered office in the Grand Nautilus Hotel in Eerie-on-Sea, a resort town shut down for the winter season. Having mysteriously washed up as a baby in a… Read More ›

  • Stepsister

    This novel is a recast of the Cinderella story, opening with the two ugly stepsisters (in this book, Isabelle & Octavia) cutting off part of their feet in order to fit the glass slipper being shopped around by the Prince…. Read More ›

  • Again, but Better

    After two-and-a-half years of college, twenty-year-old NYU pre-med student Shane is taking a semester off to fly to London for a creative writing program. Her parents think she will be studying medicine because she created a phony brochure advertising such… Read More ›