Oct 19, 2015
This installment: short stories set in small-town New Mexico (f); the Gulf War and its fallout among civilians (f); after WWII in small-town Canada (f); graphic novel on a cruise with grandparents (...
Oct 12, 2015
This installment: a 19th century Scandinavian mystery with a medical theme (f);  a memoir of life in the dark (nf); Greenwich village in the 70s—linked short stories (f); a physician...
Oct 5, 2015
 This installment: art world eccentricity (f); Scandinavian jewels (f); delightful short stories (f); infidelity and rage in Sicily (f); hallucinatory troubles in small-town Mexico (f), and...
Sep 28, 2015
This installment: dystopian fantasy (f); dizzying time travel with artists (f); a world of trouble (f); teen book, suicide theme (f); multilayered British police procedural (f); and a fictional take...
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...