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First Look Club: Jean reviews The Bridge Home
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First Look Club: Jean reviews The Bridge Home

Reviewed by Jean Arboleda THE BRIDGE HOME By Padma Venkatraman 208 pages. Nancy Paulsen Books. The best children’s books are the ones that are not shy to tackle “mature” or sensitive topics while talking to a young audience. There’s not […]

First Look Club: Palo reviews Annelies
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Palo reviews Annelies

Reviewed by Palo Garcia ANNELIES by David R. Gillham 416 pages. Viking. What if, instead of succumbing to disease in the Bergen-Belsen camp, Anne Frank survived the Holocaust? This scenario is what David R. Gillham explores in Annelies (which is also […]

First Look Club: Chris reviews Annelies
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Chris reviews Annelies

Reviewed by Chris Loza ANNELIES by David R. Gillham 416 pages. Viking. Alternate fiction is a tricky thing. You take a piece of history, say World War II and imagine an alternative version where the Nazis won and you have […]

First Look: 99 Nights in Logar
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look: 99 Nights in Logar

A dog on the loose. A boy yearning to connect to his family’s roots. A country in the midst of great change. And a vibrant exploration of the power of stories—the ones we tell each other and the ones we […]