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A Lyrical Coming Of Age Tale In 'Bird Hill'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:03am

Naomi Jackson's first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother's small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says "it's not a perfect book, but it's a lovely one."

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'Philosopher Kings' Leaves Plato's Republic Far Behind

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:03am

The second volume of Jo Walton's trilogy about the creation of a real-world Republic picks up 30 years after events of the first book. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says it's an expectation-shattering read.

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