Liz French

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Basketball Superstars, Hungarian Schoolgirls, Tidy Bears, Gilded Volumes, Mafia Turncoats, Venomous Puppet Masters | September What We’re Reading & Watching

Whipping, Migrating, Mythologizing, Wording, Bingeing | What We're Reading & Watching

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The Book of Lamps and Banners

Hand’s desolate descriptions and Cass’s larger-than-life persona help to carry a story that is not as intricately plotted as her 2019 stand-alone, Curious Toys, with a few characters not fully f leshed out. Still, followers of the series will be happy to see Cass return

Quarantine Developments | What We're Reading, Watching, & Reassessing

Dark Tales, Crime Stories, Rereads | What We’re Watching, Reading—and Weeding

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Utopia Avenue

Mitchell’s sprawling, engrossing look at the psychedelic era is lovingly rendered, though some of the characters’ tolerant attitudes toward homosexuality seem anachronistic. His fans will appreciate the Easter eggs and a metaphysical interlude; those who enjoy revisiting the 1960s will groove on the cameos from many celebrities of the time.

Rethink, Reread, Reexamine | What We’re Reading & Watching

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Afterland

Fans of chase novels and postapocalyptic stories will enjoy.

Civil Unrest, Civil War, Fantasy, Fiction | What We're Reading & Watching

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