Best Books of the Month: March 2018

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James The Broken Girls
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In this gothic mystery, a woman investigates the decades-old death of her sister at a Vermont home for troubled girls.
Meredith says, “The Broken Girls is an intelligent, well-written, creepy, atmospheric read that I could not put down!”
In this gothic mystery, a woman investigates the decades-old death of her sister at a Vermont home for troubled girls.
Meredith says, “The Broken Girls is an intelligent, well-written, creepy, atmospheric read that I could not put down!”
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Stray City by Chelsey Johnson Stray City
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A young lesbian finds herself navigating motherhood in an "anti-romantic comedy" set in 1990s Portland.
Katie says, “This is a book full of love, chosen family, and lots of nostalgia. I recommend it to all my '90s queer chosen family/rock lovers/buddies. You'll see yourselves here.”
A young lesbian finds herself navigating motherhood in an "anti-romantic comedy" set in 1990s Portland.
Katie says, “This is a book full of love, chosen family, and lots of nostalgia. I recommend it to all my '90s queer chosen family/rock lovers/buddies. You'll see yourselves here.”
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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
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In this hopeful memoir, a wrongly convicted black man is freed after enduring 30 years on Alabama's death row.
Morgan says, “I don't have words to explain everything this book made me feel and how powerful and important it is for everyone to read his story. To hear his story.”
In this hopeful memoir, a wrongly convicted black man is freed after enduring 30 years on Alabama's death row.
Morgan says, “I don't have words to explain everything this book made me feel and how powerful and important it is for everyone to read his story. To hear his story.”
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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
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This West African-inspired YA fantasy takes readers to a world where once-revered magic is now persecuted.
Emily says, “A compelling, exciting plot, a completely non-white cast of characters, AND a thoughtful consideration of race, skin colour, and prejudice...impressive, to say the least. Though that cliffhanger is EVIL. How will we cope until the next book?”
This West African-inspired YA fantasy takes readers to a world where once-revered magic is now persecuted.
Emily says, “A compelling, exciting plot, a completely non-white cast of characters, AND a thoughtful consideration of race, skin colour, and prejudice...impressive, to say the least. Though that cliffhanger is EVIL. How will we cope until the next book?”
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White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey White Rose, Black Forest
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In this World War II novel, a German woman hiding from the Nazis in the Black Forest rescues a Luftwaffe airman she finds in the woods. Cari says, “This was a great war story about fighting for what's right, being brave in the face of fear, and getting second chances to live and love.” In this World War II novel, a German woman hiding from the Nazis in the Black Forest rescues a Luftwaffe airman she finds in the woods. Cari says, “This was a great war story about fighting for what's right, being brave in the face of fear, and getting second chances to live and love.”
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The Woman's Hour by Elaine F. Weiss The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
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The dramatic history behind the close vote to pass the 19th Amendment that won American women the right to vote. Lisa says, “I was on the edge of my seat. I had no idea how close the suffragists came to losing. This is narrative nonfiction at its best.” The dramatic history behind the close vote to pass the 19th Amendment that won American women the right to vote. Lisa says, “I was on the edge of my seat. I had no idea how close the suffragists came to losing. This is narrative nonfiction at its best.”
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