Sep 21, 2015
This installment: race relations in the ‘80s (f); a trifecta of troubles (f); a feast of photos (nf); a sci-fi fable (f); linked stories with Tourette-type energy (f); and feminist fury about...
Sep 14, 2015
This installment: a bomb of an Xmas letter (f); the Rockies circa late 1800s (f); short stories about unsettling events (f); another PCT through-hike (nf); a compelling mess by Franzen (f); and a...
Sep 8, 2015
This installment: a delicious, anachronistic teen fantasy (f); Montana noir (f); England in the ‘60s (f);  England in the ‘20s (f); a cracked romantic obsession—is there any...
Aug 20, 2015
This installment: magical realism in Saskatchewan--?! (f); satire in post-Soviet Georgia (f); strange, crazy intensity (f); a juicy custody story (f); a wife swept out to sea (f—but…);...
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Aug 7, 2015
While neither a sequel nor a completely independent novel, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is the most requested book in MARINet libraries. While you are waiting for your copy here are some...
Aug 3, 2015
 This installment: a perfect memoir (nf); a hilarious memoir (nf); sparkling essays (nf); a subtle novel set in Beirut (f); a very strange but oddly tasty novel (f); and another memoir by a...
Jul 27, 2015
This installment: Big Themes in Montana (f); SF noir thriller (f); teen twins in the ecstasy (and agony) of creation (f); sinister domestic detail (f); tensions (what else) on the West Bank (f); and...
Jul 20, 2015
This installment: an accidental road trip (f); secrets emerge after a death (f); an amazing compendium of rant and excess (f); best book of the year so far (nf); clever, satirical stories (f); and...
Jul 13, 2015
This installment: politics, history, and intrigue (f); fairy tales come to life today (f); a contemporary Scarlet Letter variant (f); grim yet warmly funny, set in Maine (f); essays by an...
Jul 6, 2015
This installment: an astringent old lady (f); dystopia with a twist (f); tragedy transmuted into art (nf); a family trip gone awry (f); short stories that straddle genres (f); and a teen novel...