Best Books of the Month: August 2018

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Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison Whiskey When We're Dry
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In 1885, an orphaned teen disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find her outlaw brother in this twist on the classic Western.
Shannon says, “A sweeping and breathtaking tale of the untamed West comes to life as Jess recounts her journey of the search for home and family on a harsh land. I simply loved this Wild West novel.”
In 1885, an orphaned teen disguises herself as a boy and sets out to find her outlaw brother in this twist on the classic Western.
Shannon says, “A sweeping and breathtaking tale of the untamed West comes to life as Jess recounts her journey of the search for home and family on a harsh land. I simply loved this Wild West novel.”
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Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson Meet Me at the Museum
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In this bighearted epistolary novel, a farmer’s wife and a museum curator begin a life-changing correspondence.
Mary says, “It's a pity Goodreads only lets us give five stars; some books deserve twice that many, and this is one of them.”
In this bighearted epistolary novel, a farmer’s wife and a museum curator begin a life-changing correspondence.
Mary says, “It's a pity Goodreads only lets us give five stars; some books deserve twice that many, and this is one of them.”
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Our House by Louise Candlish Our House
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A woman comes home to find strangers moving into her house. The plot thickens when her estranged husband and children disappear.
Paula says, “The plot is taut and wonderfully crafted, and just when I thought I had things all worked out, up popped a new twist to throw a spanner in the works!”
A woman comes home to find strangers moving into her house. The plot thickens when her estranged husband and children disappear.
Paula says, “The plot is taut and wonderfully crafted, and just when I thought I had things all worked out, up popped a new twist to throw a spanner in the works!”
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Mirage by Somaiya Daud Mirage (Mirage, #1)
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In this Moroccan-inspired YA fantasy, a young poet is kidnapped and embroiled in the ruling regime's evil schemes.
Cait
says, “Pretty sure this is going to be another one of my top reads of this year. It felt like a fantasy story with sci-fi elements mixed in and was just so wonderfully original.”
In this Moroccan-inspired YA fantasy, a young poet is kidnapped and embroiled in the ruling regime's evil schemes.
Cait
says, “Pretty sure this is going to be another one of my top reads of this year. It felt like a fantasy story with sci-fi elements mixed in and was just so wonderfully original.”
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Dopesick by Beth Macy Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
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A devastating look at America's opioid crisis, told through the stories of the families and first responders struggling with this epidemic.
Paul says, “ Macy’s work and her writing is indispensable; this book is a must-read for every politician and parent, and really every American.”
A devastating look at America's opioid crisis, told through the stories of the families and first responders struggling with this epidemic.
Paul says, “ Macy’s work and her writing is indispensable; this book is a must-read for every politician and parent, and really every American.”
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Small Animals by Kim Brooks Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear
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Part memoir, part manifesto, Brooks investigates how the current culture of fear and anxiety is changing parenthood.
Jen says, “If you’re a parent, you should read this book. It will change the way you think about raising your kids and what it’s doing to them, to you, to our society.”
Part memoir, part manifesto, Brooks investigates how the current culture of fear and anxiety is changing parenthood.
Jen says, “If you’re a parent, you should read this book. It will change the way you think about raising your kids and what it’s doing to them, to you, to our society.”
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