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The Man in the High Castle By: Philip K. Dick   In 1963, Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel.  Over 50 years later, it's focus on race and class issues is still relevant, enough to warrant it a TV adaptation.  I decided...

Uprooted By: Naomi Novik Drawing from her Polish roots, Novik has created a superb coming-of-age fantasy, what could almost be an origin story for the Baba Yaga of Slavic folklore, while also incorporating elements of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.  It's about Agnieszka, a young woman who is...

The Power of When By: Michael Breus, PhD   Written by Michael Breus, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The Power of When offers scientific research about the significance of when we do certain things for both our health and productivity.  Although...

The Beekeeper's Apprentice By: Laurie R. King The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the first in a sequel series to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.  Unlike many Sherlockian tributes, this series is unique in its use of a heroine (named Mary Russell) as the star of the action,...

Beatrice and Benedick By: Marina Fiorato Beatrice and Benedick. Anne and Gilbert. Ron and Hermione. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.  What do these delightful literary couples have in common?  Bantering, or as Shakespeare called it, "a merry war." Such is the basis of Marina Fiorato's prequel to Shakespeare's Much...

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