Imperfect Union has all the things we like in an American tale: frontier adventure, fame and a conflict that’s cast as tragic and romantic. Read the review here.

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It’s hard for a novel to capture a reader’s attention while simultaneously meditating on profoundly complex issues. Napolitano manages to achieve this. Review

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The final meaning of Colleen Oakley’s novel is bittersweet and just the thing to happen in a place called Hope Springs. Review

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Smart, witty, and even a bit sly, this penetrating social commentary is also one of this year’s most readable novels. Review

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Hill Women is a quietly moving, powerful memoir in which Cassie Chambers praises the fortitude, intelligence and strength of Appalachian women. Review

Krentz is a master at creating highly entertaining and immersive reads, and her latest doesn’t disappoint. Book 1 in the Fogg Lake series. Review

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This entertainingly twisted coming-of-age tale takes a harrowing look at how wealth and power can lull people into believing they’re untouchable. Review

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Wilmington’s Lie explores in gripping detail the efforts of white supremacists to overturn black political and social power in Wilmington, North Carolina. Review

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