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Review of “The Art of Taxidermy” by Sharon Kernot

This novella written in free verse is about a family dealing with multiple deaths. The heartache and loss of this family’s lives is counterpoised by the beauty of the prose. The young daughter, Lottie, is twelve when we first meet … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill” by Abbi Waxman

Nina Hill, 30, was brought up by a nanny hired by her single mom who preferred to be off traveling the world as a news photographer. Nina now lives with her cat Phil in Larchmont – a small, trendy neighborhood … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins

This story begins on the first night of Hanukkah in 1912 in the Lower East Side of New York City. Gertie, who at age 4 is the youngest of five children, is excited because her family will have latkes for … Continue reading

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Review of “Empire of Sand” by Tasha Suri

The author wrote in her Afterword that she wanted to create a fantasy reflecting aspects of the history of India as well as drawing upon Hindu mythology. Hindu legends pit good against evil and the compassionate against the cruel. In … Continue reading

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Review of “Who Slays the Wicked” by C. S. Harris

Note: There are necessarily spoilers for previous books in this series. Background: The Sebastian St. Cyr historical crime fiction series began with the first book set in 1811, the year that George, Prince of Wales (known by the public as … Continue reading

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