September 2021

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060012359
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

The Amazing Maurice is a delightful, kid-friendly introduction into the universe of Discworld, Terry Pratchett's celebrated comic fantasy series. Great for kids (and adults) who love magic, intelligent animals, and thinking about death — I know you're out there, you little goth stars — MAURICE is at turns exciting, hysterical, chilling, and almost more sincere than our feline protagonist can stand.

Piera


The Afghanistan Papers

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The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War By Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982159009
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 31st, 2021

The Pentagon Papers is the obvious inspiration for Whitlock’s title. At first, I was suspect as the length of the book seemed to indicate it was not as encompassing an examination of U.S. involvement in its longest war as it’s model. The Afghanistan Papers, however, brings to light decades of interviews with the actual boots on the ground through the military’s own “Lessons Learned” project. What is compelling clear is that the U.S. took almost nothing from the lessons of our involvement in Vietnam. Once again, year after year, the top brass and our politicians lied about the progress being made in yet another unwinnable war without a clear strategy in a country we never made the effort to understand. Read this book to find out why what is happening in Afghanistan today is not in the least surprising and long ago foreseen.

Dale


Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?!

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Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?!: (A Graphic Novel) By Sophie Escabasse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593119303
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 7th, 2021

The second Witches of Brooklyn is an utter delight! When a new girl is added to Effie's friend group, Effie feels slighted. Meanwhile, mysterious incidents are happening in the neighborhood. Magic won't be enough to solve Effie's problems. Luckily, magic isn't her only resource! A pitch-perfect sequel, this series will enchant readers of The Witch Boy.

Marika


Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

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Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses: A Novel By Kristen O'Neal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683692348
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Published: Quirk Books - April 27th, 2021

If you've ever struggled with chronic illness, made some of your closest friends online, or turned into a rampaging beast once a month, you're sure to find something to relate to here. If none of the above apply, you'll still probably enjoy this surprisingly realistic take on werewolves and friendship.

Shana


Never Saw Me Coming

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Never Saw Me Coming By Vera Kurian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778311553
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Published: Park Row - September 7th, 2021

This book is like an ever-lasting gobstopper: a constant sugar high that you won't be able to quit (and it may knock your teeth out). Thriller season starts NOW and Chloe is destined to be your new favorite antihero. Another great entry for Caleb's Dark Academia Book Club.  

Caleb


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