Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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When the son of the Crow Matron, a man become a god, a pirate down on her luck, and a sun priest making unpopular reforms all converge on the city of Tova, it's evident, someone's going to die. In the first novel of a series, Roanhorse draws inspiration from pre-Columbian America to create a beautifully intricate world where science and reason rule, political conspiracies run deep, and magic is finally coming back to life. The tension builds chapter by chapter to an ending that left me reeling--and desperate for the next installment.     

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ISBN: 9781534437685
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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Say Nothing is an impactful look at the IRA in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. The narrative juxtaposes the lives of Delours Price, Brendan Hughs, and Gerry Adams--young volunteers with the Provisional IRA--with those of the children of Jean McConville, a woman kidnapped and disappeared by the IRA. The result of years of research, Keefe's work made me ask real questions about what it means to be a freedom fighter and what it means to be a terrorist.

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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

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When four-year-old Ruthie goes missing from the blueberry fields where her family works each summer, her brother Joe is the last to see her. What follows is a story of grief, hope, and extraordinary forgiveness surrounding an indigenous family. Spanning five decades, the narrative recreates the sense of an impending end and the melancholic memories of a dying man so vividly it puts the reader right in the room where Ruthie and Joe have reunited to recount what's transpired in their lives since that fateful day in the summer of 1962.

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ISBN: 9781646221950
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Published: Catapult - October 31st, 2023