Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

Is the Great American Novel about landscaping? This is a half-joke that Mike Muñoz keeps telling himself... After high school he's just kept at his job on a crew taking care of McMansions' yards until he refuses to shovel shit. Fired and having to deal with his hard-drinking mom and her casual relationships. And there's... Continue Reading →

The Book of Uriel by Elyse Hoffman

Book Blurb: In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness... Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume... Continue Reading →

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Publisher's Blurb: In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota's Gilead River, the Lincoln Indian Training School is a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O’Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits constantly earn him the superintendent’s... Continue Reading →

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