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The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman’s new novel is, overall, a departure for the popular author which nevertheless retains her favorite elements. The Dovekeepers is weighty historical fiction that features strong women and a touch of magic. It centers on the Roman siege and tragedy at Masada 2,000 years ago, told in the voices of four women who tend the doves [...]

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Maphead

Maphead is the perfect choice for teen map nerds, and it might just be charming enough for those with a more general interest in geography. As Ken Jennings points out, the National Geographic Bee has 5 million participants annually. 13,000 schools hold mini-bees every fall. Where some might questions the future of maps now that [...]

Missing: A Memoir

Missing

This brave memoir from a young first author is, in its own way, a coming of age story. Harrison was forced to come of age under the most painful of circumstances. Missing was named one of the top ten memoirs for fall by Publishers Weekly. HARRISON, Lindsay. Missing: A Memoir. 223p. Scribner. 2011. Tr $25. [...]

The Adults

The Adults

In our second debut novel review of the week, Alison Espach captures an authentic teen voice coming of age. The Adults is receiving some nice attention, including a strong review in the February 23rd New York Times Sunday book review. Amazon features a review of the novel by Aryn Kyle, the Alex Award-winning author of The [...]