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By Sara Tilley

Sara Tilley’s debut novel is many of the things its catalogue bumph claims – unflinching, sharply realized, as evocative as poetry. Or at least half of the novel is, anyway. Tilley relates – with a ... Read More »

June 25, 2008 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Ting-Xing Ye

In Mountain Girl, River Girl, writer Ting-xing Ye (author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind) explores the harsh realities of life in contemporary China. Focusing on the fast friendship between Pan-pan and Shui-lian – ... Read More »

June 25, 2008

By Wendy A. Lewis

Told alternately in the voices of 17-year-old Airin Grace Marks (a namesake of the title character in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace) and 19-year-old Ry Truman, Freefall deals with tough issues in a compelling and sensitive ... Read More »

June 25, 2008

By Robin Stevenson

Short, speedy, and sportive, this formula mystery/action story takes readers to the northeast end of Vancouver Island by yacht. Simon has signed up for a week-long sailing course aboard 36-foot Jeopardy with fellow teens Olivia, ... Read More »

June 25, 2008 | Filed under: Book news

By Douglas Arthur Brown

Douglas Arthur Brown’s Quintet is deceptively simple. In form, it’s a journal passed through the hands of three men: Cameron, Rory, and Adrian Hines. The three men are identical triplets who realize while attending their ... Read More »

June 25, 2008 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels